The future is hybrid
Research shows that employees expect flexible working arrangements – a hybrid between working from home and in the office each week – to be the new normal. This has created an 'expectation gap' between employees and employers. A pathway forward is needed to align the needs of both with a hybrid work strategy that is scientifically based, meaningful, and optimised to achieve your organisation’s goals.
Without a clear hybrid working plan, your organisation faces:
- empty or underutilised physical offices, which have huge implications for cost and planning resources for the future
- fewer meaningful connections and interactions as well as reduced collaboration, all of which are critical for innovation and the new ideas that drive sustained business growth
- decreased workforce satisfaction and engagement
- diminished ability to attract and retain talent in a market where employees expect flexible working arrangements.
Reimagining the office
In an environment of ongoing disruption, the office takes on a new sense of purpose and sustained value. Physical spaces must increasingly be viewed as the central point for an organisation’s social capital. A place where the essential connections and interactions for productivity, learning, culture and wellbeing happen to generate new ideas and drive organisations into the future.
To plan and achieve this, a hybrid working solution is needed with input from workers, science-based strategies, and alignment with business objectives and vision. This empowers workers to learn, apply and create value as individuals and teams, optimises resource planning and prepares organisations to be ready for what’s next.
“Meaningful connections and interactions are essential for the productivity, learning, culture and wellbeing that drive innovation and value creation"
Dr Sean Gallagher , Director, Centre for the New Workforce