R/GA has been at the forefront of enabling a hybrid work model ever since the pandemic started. The New York digital product and marketing has experimented with a combination of in-office and remote work models to accommodate the needs of their employees and ensure a safe working environment for all.
According to R/GA, a “true” hybrid workplace does not mandate attendance or require employees to meet in-office quotas. The company has centered its experiment around creating an equitable workplace where promotions and bonuses do not depend on the employee's location. While many companies have seen recent developments regarding the pandemic as an opportunity to force employees back into their cubicles, R/GA emphasized the individual needs of the workers.
The reason why R/GA decided to run an experiment such as this one is its core belief in a more humane future for work. That means putting employees and their needs in the spotlight. Any kind of mandate in the workplace regarding employee attendance is the opposite of a people-first approach and is detrimental to overall employee satisfaction and productivity.