Plan for hybrid work success

Planning for the phased return to the office is front-of-mind for leaders. To successfully transition into this next phase of work, organizations must rethink how and where work is done, remain flexible yet strategic, and heavily prioritize safety and well-being. With over 40% of the global workforce considering leaving their employer in 2021, a thoughtful approach to hybrid work will be critical for attracting and retaining talent.

Tailor hybrid work to suit your people & organization

While many look forward to safely returning to an office, 88% of workers prefer full-or part-time remote work arrangements. A hybrid work model gives people varying degrees of flexibility to choose where, when, and how they perform their job duties. The office will remain an irreplaceable tool for providing employees with a social purpose.

  • Over half of workers (61%) report missing ‘real’ human interactions the most while working remotely. This feeling is even stronger among workers living alone (70%), and those over 50 years old (73%).
  • 73% of workers want to work from places that offer a destination for human connection, while also securing a safe and healthy lifestyle

The model that works for your organization must be tailored based on industry, location, regulations, and worker activity and preferences.

Return to office planning

Plan for an equitable, phased return to the office

Every return-to-office plan will be unique. The goal is to bring people back, then keep them returning, safely and successfully over the long term.

  • Identify who, why, where, and how people will return, prioritizing those who benefit most from on-site work and in-person collaboration
  • Provide equitable accommodations for circumstances that may limit a person’s ability to return—including reliance on public transportation, child and senior care, disabilities, and health concerns
  • Deliver a frictionless experience as people transition between the office and remote
  • Phase your return to office plan to reduce disruption and buy time to implement learnings
Unified workforce

Eliminate silos to drive performance

The successful transition to hybrid work will be an enormous transformation requiring input, support, and resources from every team. While the challenge to support work-from-home overnight was an enormous cross-functional effort, teams have become increasingly siloed after a year of remote work. Gartner reports that 41% of workers feel less connected to colleagues while 26% feel more isolated when working remotely.

Workplace transformation

Implement solutions to improve safety & productivity

People will return to shared spaces when they feel it is safe and beneficial to do so. Delivering on this promise will require workplace change. New technologies and processes will need to be deployed to:

  • Mitigate the risk of airborne and surface transmission; communicate these measures and protocols to build trust and drive compliance
  • Continuously monitor foot traffic, density, interactivity, and sentiment; create always-on space optimization to improve the workplace experience
  • Enable productive, seamless interactions and collaboration between in-office and remote colleagues
  • Create more efficient and effective workplaces by implementing transformative technologies that enhance human performance

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