What Today's Hybrid Workers Are Looking For In A Workspace

What Today's Hybrid Workers Are Looking For In A Workspace
What Today's Hybrid Workers Are Looking For In A Workspace

In Malaysia and most parts of the world, it has been proven that companies’ implementation of a hybrid work model, a mix of in-office and remote work, made workers happy. Based on a global study by Cisco, hybrid work has enhanced Malaysians’ well-being, improved their productivity, and allowed them to save money. The good news is that the hybrid work model is more than just a pandemic-era trend — it’s here to stay.

Incidentally, many developers have been paying attention to the needs of today’s workers and are integrating workspace-friendly features into their residential and commercial projects’ designs. Here are some top qualities that today’s workers are looking for.


While you can enjoy privacy in the comfort of your home, peace and quiet are not always guaranteed. There may be a variety of distractions and obstacles that could get in the way of productivity, such as an unreliable internet connection, an insufficient working space, or outside noise.

This is why many hybrid workers may prefer to go to a coworking space. Coworking spaces are typically equipped with essential items and amenities found in an office. Most coworking spaces have dedicated workspaces and provide access to private meeting rooms.

Some coworking spaces even take things up a notch. For example, Revolution Event Management Sdn Bhd’s INFINITY8 Reserve JBCC (Winner, Best Co-Working Space) covers all grounds in creating the perfect working space. Located in Menara Jland of Johor Bahru, INFINITY8 Reserve offers private office areas, hot desks, a pantry, and a host of other amenities.

If you happen to have access to a spacious coworking environment that has artfully designed walls, lets in plenty of natural light, and is well-maintained, nothing should get in the way of your productivity.

Bigger space

It’s worth noting that there are many people who would instead work from home permanently and only go to the office when it’s necessary. There are also homebodies who choose never to set foot in their offices to work. But the limited space at home can be an issue.

Those who are looking for a long-term fix to this dilemma should consider moving to a house that’s big enough to accommodate a more spacious home office and still leave plenty of room for the rest of the family. A residential development like the nature-inspired Pisonia Ville (Winner, Best Integrated Work From Home Development) by UDA Holdings Bhd is worth considering. There’s even enough space for future extensions and renovation in any of the development’s two-storey terraced homes, with either a five-bedroom or six-bedroom layout.

Transport connectivity

There are hybrid workers whose presence in the workplace can’t be restricted to the home and office; they are the ones who are constantly on the go. Some jobs require constant local and/or international travel while also requiring putting in hours at the office. For workers in these industries, living close to main roads, highways, and airports is invaluable.

As for business owners, setting up a shop in a highly accessible commercial hub such as in XME Business Park (Winner, Best Industrial Development) could prove greatly beneficial for businesses and the people who run them. The Sime Darby Property Bhd development is not only set within livable environments where residents will have easy access to hospitals, schools, and retail shops, but it is also very close to the North-South Expressway.

Emerald Business Park at Crest@Austin (Winner, Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design) by WM Senibong Sdn Bhd offers similar advantages to businesses and residents. The Mount Austin property is a harmonious confluence of commercial and residential spaces where modern workers who do hybrid work benefit from the nearby, well-designed residential community and pleasant, lakefront commercial hub.

Smart features

Not many workers look for smart building features when choosing a place to work, but they sure can appreciate them.

Intelligent sensors, eco-efficiency functions, visitor management system app, car number plate recognition technology, and contactless elevators are just some of the smart features that can be found in a development like the commercial-residential TOD (Transit-Oriented-Development) Emerald 9 (Winner, Best Smart Building Development), and they’re undeniably a nice touch.

GuocoLand (Malaysia) Bhd’s (Winner, Best Lifestyle Developer) future coworking hub is also sustainably designed with bountiful light and ventilation, which will make it an irresistible choice for eco-conscious organisations and individuals.