Proximity bias and career regression: the dark side to hybrid working

There are hidden downsides to hybrid working that might be impacting your female employees

by Éilis Cronin
Dark side of hybrid working

The benefits of hybrid working have been widely promoted - a better work-life balance, greater flexibility of when and where to can work, plus savings on travel and lunch expenses. 

But as businesses increasingly adopt this model of working, it’s important to remember there is a darker side to hybrid working that could be having a negative impact on the women in your organisation.

The proximity problem

While virtual meeting technology has become more popular and easier to navigate, those who chose to work from home often miss out on spontaneous and engaging conversations in the office, as well as opportunities to grow and progress.

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here


Call: 020 8267 8121



  • Up to 4 free articles a month
  • Free email bulletins

Register Now

Get 30 days free access

Sign up for a 30 day free trial and get:

  • Full access to
  • Exclusive event discounts
  • Management Today's print magazine

Join today