Hybrid working — is it here to stay?

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Is hybrid working an unsustainable solution to a temporary problem or a flexible approach offering the way forward? Listen to the debate in our podcast episode.

The unprecedented period when most of the world’s office-based employees worked from home is gradually coming to an end. In some instances, the return to the workplace is proving faster than many employees would like. So, how should employers manage the transition?

Join Capgemini Invent’s Claudia Crummenerl and special guest Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School as they debate the future of work with show host Ollie Judge. It is immediately clear that there is no one-size-fits all approach. In fact, there is considerable divergence in how employers perceive the right balance of remote and office work on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

The office is not dead for those companies whose culture depends on people meeting and innovating in the workplace. There is also the ‘community’ factor that countless Zoom and Teams meetings cannot address — people want to catch up with their colleagues and clients in person. At the same time, there’s a body of employees who are thriving under remote working conditions and want to keep it that way.

Tune in to our podcast to hear Claudia and Peter discuss the pros and cons of hybrid working with insight into employee happiness and productivity, sustainability (less commuting equals a smaller carbon footprint) and onboarding from a global talent pool.

About the speakers

Claudia Crummenerl


Claudia Crummenerl

Claudia is the Global Lead of the Workforce and Organization Practice at Capgemini Invent. She is an expert in the people perspective of digital, and her role involves looking after how leadership in the digital age is evolving, how talent and workforce are transforming through automation and AI, and how to engage with employees during the transformation process.

Peter Cappelli

Peter Cappelli

Peter is Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Wharton’s Centre for Human Resources. His specialties include human resource practices, public policy related to employment, talent, and performance management. He currently serves on the Global Agenda Council on Employment for the World Economic Forum, as well as a number of advisory boards.

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