The 2024 Workplace
Flexibility Trends Report

New data reveals workers do not feel supported amidst changing work environments. It's time to empower people to get their best work done, no matter where or when it happens.


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Find the right balance between
employer and employee preferences

A structured approach is important for company health – implementing flexible best practices can make your company stand out from the rest.


of companies have not adopted best practices for how they work across distances. 


of employees feel their employer has adequately supported them in changing how they work.

of managers are in office– a disproportion compared to 27% of their counterparts.


Manage meeting madness

Rethinking meeting design and attendance could significantly increase engagement , increase productivity, enhance equity, cut down on unnecessary meetings, reduce stress, and improve the employee experience.

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Meetings need purpose and value

Decision-making meetings were considered of high value significantly more than any other type of meeting. Ad Hoc meetings are the least valued.

Workflow interruptions come at a steep cost

Whether monetary or mental, interruptions have a profound impact on how we work.

$1 million

the lost productivity cost of six unwanted interruptions a day for a company with 1,000 employees.


of respondents indicated that unwanted interruptions reduced their productivity or increased their stress more than six times a day.

2x more
likelihood of in-person employees being interrupted 25 times a day compared to hybrid workers.

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Make a difference with visual collaboration

Clear communication is critical for company success – and employees are curious about the impact visuals can make.

of employees believe email could replace over a quarter of their  meetings.

of respondents prefer emails containing images or videos to plain text.

of respondents use video messaging sometimes or often.

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Empower people to do their best work

Stop worrying about time zones and attendance requirements and start focusing on people. Dive into more workplace flexibility findings & best practices to ensure your success in hybrid meetings, collaboration, and more!

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Snagit is an award-winning asynchronous workplace communication tool for capturing, sharing, and collaborating around video and images that has been empowering users for over 30 years to have fewer, more effective meetings. With a radically simple approach, Snagit allows users to capture images or videos of their screen, annotate content for clear instruction, and share within any preferred platform for viewing and/or team collaboration. Developed by TechSmith, a market leader in workplace communication solutions since 1987, Snagit is used by all Fortune 500 companies and more than 39 million people across more than 190 countries. Connect with Snagit on LinkedInXFacebook, and Instagram

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Global Workplace Analytics, is a research-based consulting firm that has been helping organizations optimize flexible and distributed work for nearly two decades. They are a trusted source of insights about the future of work for news outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and dozens of others. Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics, is a recognized thought leader. She was one of only three witnesses invited to testify before a U.S. Senate committee regarding the potential for remote work in government.

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Caryatid is boutique consultancy specializing in guiding organizations through the complexities of distributed and remote work transitions. With a focus on innovative strategies and tailored solutions, the company helps organizations enhance efficiency, collaboration, and employee engagement in a digital-first world. Whether it's navigating distributed work, implementing hybrid/remote models, or harnessing the power of sync and async collaboration, Caryatid can help you drive meaningful workplace transformation.