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Go Office or Go Home: Austin Companies Reject Hybrid Work Setups

Managers in the Texas capital are less likely to favor hybrid work than other U.S. cities, a survey found.

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In Texas’s growing tech capital, companies are rejecting hybrid work schedules — but not necessarily for the reasons you’d think. 

Just 13% of senior managers in Austin favor a mix of office and remote work, according to a survey from staffing agency Robert Half, the lowest among 28 U.S. cities surveyed between June 4 and July 1. That’s surprising at first glance, given the growing popularity of hybrid setups and the city’s preponderance of technology companies, where remote working was commonplace even before the pandemic.