In this edited Q&A, HBR article remote work expert Tsedal Neeley answers corporate leaders’ most pressing questions about the shift to hybrid work.

As we move into the next phase of the pandemic, companies are grappling with whether and how to bring their employees back into the office after working from home extensively. According to multiple surveys, most people want a mix of in-person and remote work. And some have said they would leave their jobs if not given that option.

How do you design hybrid work plans successfully? It isn’t just about schedules and office space — leaders need to consider inclusion, performance measurement, trust, cybersecurity, and more.  

Hybrid work is not just about changing the location of the workplace. It’s also about changing our most fundamental routines to become more efficient and optimized.