Enabled by technology, employees have realigned their working style to a more agile, flexible approach. The enterprise technology industry is working quickly to address pain points that have emerged, and employers are enjoying newfound levels of high productivity. Armed with additional tools and technologies that will enhance in-person collaboration, the workforce is setting a new trajectory, one underpinned by flexibility where employees have greater freedom to design their days, team across borders and meet when needed to innovate and co-create.
Roselyn Feinsod, a principal at Ernst & Young LLP in New York, says, “If there’s one word to describe the future work models, it’s ‘hybrid.’ Employees overwhelmingly want the flexibility to decide where and when to work, and they want technology that can assist them at all endpoints.”
To capitalize on this trend, you will need to envision the new employee experience and assess which technologies and real estate strategies can best support this progression. But it’s not simply about deploying more technology tools; you and your leaders will need new skill sets and mindsets to realize the true transformative impact of the new tech-infused working world.
Key action items for the CHRO, CTO and Head of Corporate Real Estate:
- Leverage the reach of technology and the gains of flexibility to cultivate teaming and a culture that supports innovation and productivity, both in the physical and virtual environments.
- Lean into the diversity that future work models offer; diverse and inclusive workforces are more productive, solve problems sooner and strengthen employee/employer relationships.