The Future Workplace Trends & Tips for how employers can prepare
As we come out of lockdown, we’ve been talking a lot as a team about what the right balance of in person and remote work should be and how often we should be getting together (and for what purposes).
We know we no longer need to be sitting next to each other to send emails and get work done, but we definitely need to be together to create, to collaborate, to celebrate and to feel connected. And now more so than ever.
To understand how businesses like ours can strike the right balance, we spoke to over 1000 people across the UK about what it is they want and how much in person interaction they’re looking for in a post covid world.
What we discovered was that even though people want to be able to work remotely some of the time, in person interactions with colleagues are still vital for productivity and happiness.
For a quick snapshot of the results, read on:
- 56% of employees want a mix of home and office work
- 94% still want to meet up with colleagues and 31% want to spend 3 days a week or more with them
- 87% said meeting colleagues in person was important for their mental health
- 72% of respondents say that disgruntlement due to the wrong actions by their employer over place of work choices might make them quit their job, with one major bugbear being fear of permanent isolation from colleagues
- Only 38% of employers are prepared for this hybrid/flexible working set up
You can access the full results here: DOWNLOAD FREE REPORT
Our CEO and founder, Rebecca explained: “The results show that traditional office workers look to be a thing of the past, but employers must be able to facilitate positive in person experiences if they want to attract and retain the best people, drive productivity and look after their employees’ health and wellbeing.”
And Sophie Scott, workplace wellbeing expert and psychotherapist, also commented: “People are at the root of any company; human connection and feedback are crucial in moderating behaviours and validating progress. Without in-person experiences and seeing the whites of our colleagues’ eyes, we not only lose connection to our teammates, but to ourselves.
“We’ve survived the pandemic, but most of us have not thrived working in this way. Teams need to come together again so managers can do some mindful course correcting to help their teams perform and be happy.”
We’ve put together this free report to help businesses strike the right balance for their people. In it, we offer practical tips and tricks on how employers need to adapt and what they need to do to keep their people happy.
For access to the full report, just click here.