The best of 2021: top 10 articles about digital workplace & hybrid working

2021 was the year of hybrid working, almost all of us have experienced that. Before the end of the year, we list the top 10 articles about hybrid working and digital workplaces. Be inspired by trends, tips and in-depth articles!

Nobody taught us how to work (at home). And work-from-home situations differ enormously. One works in a well-furnished home office, while the other can just free up a spot at the kitchen table. How do you deal with this as an employee and employer?

Hybrid working is much more than just choosing where you do your work. It demands more from professionals and organizations. For example, you must continue to look critically at your own work and the collaboration. Ask yourself 7 questions.

hybrid work

How do we do that, hybrid work? Will we continue to share video calls and documents? That online meeting is in any case less possible! In this article, Christiaan Lustig zooms in on the possibilities and forms of digital (collaboration).

Meeting in the office with people remotely in video call on screen

Hybrid working is a cry, a demand for work that works, says Isabel De Clercq in her controversial column. How can we ensure that the crisis has a lasting positive impact on work? Do you embrace the struggle?

A reaction to the article: “Beautifully expressed Isabel. I like institutionalizing focus time.”

Empty office chairs in dark office.

All that theory about hybrid working is great, but how does it really work in practice? At ProRail, corona resulted in an accelerated introduction to working from home and a development of the vision on ‘where-you-work’. In this article they share how they approach the transition to hybrid working.

Switch tracks in article about transition from ProRail to hybrid works

Hybrid working is not just a matter of choosing between working at the office or at home. How do you organize it in your organization? What does this mean for the role of the digital work environment for communication, collaboration and corporate culture?

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During the second lockdown at the beginning of 2021, almost half of the working Dutch population was at risk of burnout. This is what the National Center for the Prevention of Stress and Burn-Out wrote. In this article: 3 causes & solutions that employers can implement. Still useful to read today.


With countless tools and different tasks, every employee has different needs for a digital workplace. How do you get and keep an overview? You can read how in this comprehensive article.

Digital workplace, collaborating with colleagues.

The digital workplace is more important than ever before. Which trends should you take into account in 2021 and the years after? Arjan Nataraj names 7 trends, including skills for all, attention to the sustainable digital workplace and the emergence of no-code.

Someone who has a digital workplace.

1. Trends in internal communication

So what’s number 1? I’m smuggling here, because it concerns 3 articles, which are closely related in terms of subject matter:

Hybrid working, the importance of internal communities and the risks of informal app groups… These are 3 of the 10 most important digital trends in internal communication. Rik Mulder will update you.

And how do hybrid organizations ensure that everyone stays involved? Whose problem is digital security? And how important is it to let your employees speak for themselves? Bente Pieters will update you on the latest trends in internal communication for 2021 and 2022.

Enjoy reading and on to a year where digital workplaces and hybrid work will become even more mainstream.

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