KCI Moves to Hybrid Office Model
After working in an office environment since our firm was founded in 1993, then shifting completely to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are announcing the Krakoff Communications, Inc (KCI) team has transitioned to a hybrid office model.
While working from home has been nice for a lot of reasons, we decided it was time to find a collaborative space to bring the team together on a regular basis. For the past few weeks, we’ve been working from our new office space in Dormont, Pa., just a couple miles south of the Liberty Tunnels.
Operating in a hybrid model allows for better collaboration among our team while still providing the flexibility of working from home.
We aren’t alone in our thinking. According to a 2022 research summary by Zippia, 74% of U.S. companies are using or plan to implement a permanent hybrid work model, which coincides with the fact that many employees prefer a hybrid work model.
A 2022 study by the Pew Research Center stated that before the pandemic, 57% of employees rarely or never worked from home. In October 2020, 71% of employees were working from home all or most of the time, but that number declined to 59% by January 2022, back to close to a pre-pandemic level.
While remote work has led to mental health and work-life balance benefits for many people, it has also caused negative results regarding collaboration and a feeling of connection in the workplace.
At KCI, we welcome all the benefits a hybrid workplace as to offer.