The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically altered the landscape of work, pushing knowledge workers into a predominantly remote environment and establishing a new, enduring hybrid work model. This shift has transformed workplace flexibility from a privilege to an essential right, greatly influencing personal well-being and productivity. However, the transition to hybrid work rhythm is not without its challenges. Increased remote working can potentially disrupt workflows, reduce overall efficiency, complicate onboarding processes, and fragment knowledge networks and awareness of what is going on across work units. Based on the insights from studying multiple organisations in Sweden and Norway, this talk will critically examine the dual nature of remote working—highlighting both the increased autonomy for individuals and the resultant challenges faced by software architects. Special attention will be given to effective strategies that reconcile individual flexibility with the need for team cohesion and understanding ”the big picture”. Join us to learn how to create a well-functioning hybrid rhythm that supports both personal well-being and robust group orientation