Flex report

Flex Report Q2 2023

Hybrid and Remote Work by the Numbers

% of Flex Index Companies by Office Requirement

% of Flex Index Companies by Office Requirement Chart Graphic

US companies are split. 58% offer work location flexibility. 42% require fully on site work.

28% of US companies are Fully Flexible, meaning they give employees control over whether and when to come into the office. 30% of companies are Structured Hybrid.

Minimum Days: How Many?

Minimum Days: How Many? Chart Graphic

If you join a Structured Hybrid company, you'll most likely come into the office 2-3 days a week.

The average Structured Hybrid company requires you to spend about 50% of the time in the office. Tues is the most common required day, followed by Wed and Thurs.

How Flexible is Each Industry?

Top 10 Most and Least Flexible States Chart Graphic

75% of Technology companies identify as Fully Flexible. Media & Entertainment (55%) is the 2nd best industry for flexibility.

The industries requiring the most on site work are also the industries that depend the most on foot traffic to be successful (e.g. Restaurants & Food Services).

Top 10 Most and Least Flexible States

How Flexible is Each State? Most Flexible Chart Graphic
How Flexible is Each State? Least Flexible Chart Graphic

You might have expected California to be the most flexible state, but Oregon is the winner at 59% of companies offering full flexibility.

The remaining top spots went primarily to states located in the West and Northeast regions of the US. Companies in the South and Midwest more frequently require full time office work.

Top 10 Most and Least Flexible Metros

How Flexible is Each Metro? Most and Least Flexible Chart Graphic

Portland, Boulder, and Austin are the top 3 most flexible metros.

Southern metros make up most of the top 10 metros requiring fully on site work, with Memphis in the number one spot (71% of firms).

Company Office Requirements by Size

How Flexible are company office requirements by size? Flexible Chart Graphic

Smaller companies tend to be more flexible. 63% of companies with <500 employees offer Full Flexibility (vs. 13% of companies with 50k+ employees).

Big companies are significantly more likely to be Structured Hybrid. 66% of companies with 50k+ employees have a Structured Hybrid model.

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