Estonian taxi-hailing firm Bolt, is piloting the concept of hybrid office with only 20 percent of employees having designated seats.
The data shared by Bolt which is operating in 35 countries, indicates that most of their employees prefer to work from home but visit the office for infrequent and periodic meetings or social interaction with colleagues.
Ola Akinnusi, Country Manager at Bolt Kenya said based on the survey, the future of its office space looks hybrid – a situation where you have teams working from home and others in the office.
“We are listening to our employees and we want to provide them the flexibility to fit work in their lives. During the Covid-19 lockdown, many of our employees were surprised how efficient they were working from home, added Akinnusi.
The added value of the hybrid office concept brings about the possibility to keep growing fast while retaining the same office premises and the highest attainable productivity for the business.
During the past few years, Bolt has seen hypergrowth to 1600 employees in 35 countries. To accommodate the rise in employees, Bolt needs to constantly expand their office space.
By introducing hybrid offices, Bolt gets to sustain the same offices for a bit longer and further increase its growth strides and impact on the community.
Bolt currently operates its hybrid office in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam on the African continent.