The future of work has been described as a split workday that rotates between remote and office time. However, because of this mixed situation, some employees have never felt so worn out

According to Klara, whose last name is being kept out of concern for the stability of her position, having a permanent hybrid setup seemed at first comforting. She felt like she finally had control over her chaotic home life and demanding work schedule after years of working a full-time office job. But as the months passed, the novelty of the mixed work environment quickly gave way to annoyance and an uncomfortable level of rigidity in the schedule. On the days that she worked from home, Klara claimed that she felt relaxed and concentrated. Klara believes she must now manage two workspaces: one at the office and one at home.

According to more than 80% of executives who responded to a recent global poll by the employee engagement tool TINYpulse, such a structure is taxing for workers. Mixed work arrangements, including full-time office work, according to employees, are more emotionally draining than fully remote ones.