Investment in wellbeing has ROI
The new employee experience extends beyond the workplace
A hybrid workplace is people-centric, giving workers the choice to work where it suits them. So how do organizations drive employee experience when work extends beyond the office and traditional hours. This change will require:
- Seamless experiences and equitable access to resources in and out of the office
- Opportunities for social interaction and engagement, development, and team-building activities
- Proactive management of your workplace programs
- A digital workplace hub focused on wellbeing, productivity, connection and collaboration
Happy employees are more engaged & productive
Employee mental health has worsened since the start of the pandemic as stressors have been exasperated, work-from-home has left us feeling more isolated, and the line between work-and-life has blurred. Preferences affected by the pandemic show that employees:
- Seek a better work-life balance with shorter commutes, and increased flexibility in where, when, and how they work
- Expect their employer to offer benefits that support healthier physical and mental wellbeing—including physical and digital spaces that create and foster community
- Want frequent, transparent communication about things that matter to them—including work, environmental, and social justice issues
Employee wellness is now on the roadmap of every company. We need to learn what our employees need, and we need to help them get it.
Thoughtful change management counts
During uncertain times, employees seek additional assurance and transparency from leaders. A robust change management program running parallel to the transformation to hybrid work will help improve successful outcomes. A change management team can:
- Communicate plans and policies to impacted groups, including employees, vendors, and partners
- Drive increased buy-in, compliance, and trust in proposed changes, explaining how modifications were the result of employee input
- Train and activate managers to evangelize changes and to identify when employees or teams may need additional support navigating the changes
Global workforce expectations are shifting due to COVID-19
The results are in: over 2,000 office workers shared their thoughts about the workplace and how their priorities are different now than before the pandemic.
How flexible work technology can transform your reopened office
As organizations reopen physical offices, employees are bringing new expectations for flexible work. Explore how employee experience couples with a transformational technology strategy.