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Within a span of two years, major changes have affected the workplace due to the pandemic: shift for many to remote work, concerns about protecting essential workers, and battling the “Great Resignation.”
Each of these reports highlight a gap between how CEOs feel about their organization compared to their employees. With today’s challenges in hiring and retaining talent, closing that gap and understanding the factors of the future of the workplace is essential.
Three common themes emerged from these two studies that examine the impact of the future of work:
1.) As more employees are desiring a flexible workplace, companies should listen and actively engage employees about their needs.
2.) Many employees believe remote work options improve productivity. Companies should invest in resources and tools to increase and improve collaboration.
3.) More CEOs are addressing employee well-being and trying to better align their employees to the organization’s purpose.