Remote working, employee flexibility and new technology are no longer trends on the horizon for HR leaders, they’re real challenges which need to be addressed today. The events of the last 10 months have caused organisations to assess how and where they work, accelerating trends like transformation and remote working. But while many businesses are acting on the opportunity to shift to hybrid working and a more virtual organisation, it’s critical to understand the implications on key areas such as reward, workforce engagement and global mobility.
Technology & agility
Rapid advances in technological innovation promoting agility and automation.
The changing distribution and age profile of the world’s population.
Impact of COVID-19
Has given rise to significant people, social and economic challenges on a global scale
Rise of the flexible career
Increasing demand for flexible working, work/life balance, and mobility.
Depleted fossil fuels, extreme weather, rising sea levels and water shortages are putting environmental and sustainability concerns high on the agenda.
Operating model change
COVID-19 has had a huge impact changing consumer demands.
Enhanced focus on addressing climate change and an increased social responsibility on organisations to address skills shortages in the market.
The Black Lives Matter movement and impact of COVID-19 has pushed fairness and equality up the agenda.
Governance & regulation
Increased focus on customer, sustainability and reputation.
Opportunity to create entrepreneurship and less hierarchical culture
Every decision around your future workplace will impact employee experience, inclusion, culture and ultimately the customer experience. Organisations need to consider and respond to employee and customer expectations as they build their future roadmap.
We have conducted a number of surveys to understand the realities of virtual working for organisations and trends in how companies are adapting to new ways of working.
Over recent months we’ve seen findings such as:
of employees feel able to perform their role just as effectively while working remotely. But
of employees missed human interaction when working from home.