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Hybrid Work Index

October 2021

Data-driven insights to guide your decisions for the Hybrid Work era.


64% agree that the ability to work from anywhere instead of coming into the office directly affects whether they stay at or leave a job

47% of participants are not speaking in meetings underscoring the need for inclusion that doesn't include talking

2.4X increase in malicious remote access attempts

2X faster growth of teleworker vs. office routers - IT perimeter and business class connectivity is expanding to home

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We’re truly at a unique time, with the ability to redefine work.

In this era of Hybrid Work, work is not where you go, it's what you do and how you do it.

Powered by the convergence of people, technology, and places, this shift has permanently reshaped expectations of employers and employees alike. To navigate this changing landscape, informed decision-making is needed now more than ever.

Cisco’s Hybrid Work Index is based on millions of global data points from the user to the network to the unrivaled insights to help you:

  • Win the war for top talent.
  • Increase your competitive edge with improved agility and accelerated innovation.
  • Optimize safety and security in a work from anywhere world.

"Hybrid Work allows us to redefine what’s possible by bringing out the very best of work by empowering flexibility, choice, and inclusion for both employers and employees alike."

— Francine Katsoudas, EVP & Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer