03 Dec WORKFORCE TRENDS AND INNOVATIONS: HYBRID VS. DIGITAL VS. REMOTE WORK
New workforce trends and innovations are plentiful: None more so than the switch to hybrid, digital, and virtualized working models. Luckily, there are many ways for businesses looking to adapt their operating strategy to embrace any of these three paradigms. Our recent market research has seen us delve deep into a variety of workforce trends and innovations in every space to see what’s coming next for the world of business. Following, you’ll find a number of snapshot overviews of what we’re seeing come down the pike.
Topic: How to Make Hybrid Workplace Environments Work
Essential Insight: The future of work isn’t all digital or physical: As business leaders are increasingly realizing, it’s a hybrid of both. This requires different ways of operating and managing.
Insight: A greater emphasis on flexibility, adaptability, and collaboration is necessary going forward, and may require adjustment to processes, procedures, and even working schedules. Likewise, you’ll need to implement a number of online and high-tech tools, and look to new management models (including greater employee autonomy and empowerment) to maximize productivity. At the same time, communications between remote workers must be strengthened and maintained, and safety measures implemented at on-site locales.
Topic: 10 Ways to Turbo-Charge Productivity and Performance
Essential Insight: Executives often get caught up in busywork, and want to micromanage or do everything by nature – but a few simple productivity hacks can help them from becoming distracted, and find ways to maximize their time.
Insight: Focusing on the most important tasks first, getting a jump on the day early in the morning before distractions mount, outsourcing or automating low-value items, implementing time-saving tech tools, and other tricks can help you become a powerhouse of productivity.
Topic: Remote Training and Education: How to Do it Right
Essential Insight: Business managers can’t always conduct on-site training and education, but employees still need professional development and upskilling. Luckily, there are virtual options.
Insight: Interactive experiences and simulations, virtual reality training programs, online and connected group events, and more can help. From short-form video programming to high-tech classes, conferences and salons, many options are available – and the more you play to shorter online attention spans and the need for more audience interaction, the better.