The future of work, workforce, and workplace is underpinned by new norms—norms that define work as a thing we do, not a place we go to. Remote work was a “nice to have” option in the past. It has now become a business necessity.
Driven by globalization, automation, and the growing employee need for flexibility and mobility, the transition to remote work was already in motion.
The current socio-economic environment and growing business uncertainty have further accelerated the need for remote work to ensure operational resiliency and business continuity.
The future will be driven by:
- Business Resiliency
Build a resilient workforce that can adapt in the face of change. Today’s businesses and employees are realizing the benefits of Work from Anywhere. Greater flexibility, cost savings, and the freedom to choose how, when, and where to work are redefining the future.
- Innovation Anywhere
Invest in borderless work that thrives on innovation and inspiration. The future is in a globally distributed, on-demand workforce that is catalyzed by new ways of work.
- Digital Transformation
Blend people and technology in new, dynamic ways. Machine Learning, AI, and business analytics are the core navigational tools that are empowering businesses like never before.
New Opportunities, New Challenges
Though hybrid work offers tremendous benefits, it comes with its own set of challenges. When working from their homes, employees are spending an immense amount of their workday in online meetings and conference calls while being in compromised and noisy environments.
On days when they go to the office, they face disruptions from being in multipurpose, multidimensional spaces that feature open floor plans, shared workspaces, hot-desking, and hoteling.
Noise is a growing pain point for the modern workplace and workers. Users are often faced with unexpected disruptions in uncontrolled work environments. From noisy pets and kids barging into home offices to background chatter in open offices, the negative impact of noise on productivity can be significant.
Occasionally certain office workers may be exposed to excessive noise exposure throughout the working day, which can have long-term repercussions including hearing loss.
Work from Anywhere is here to stay. Done right, it will boost productivity and creativity; done wrong, it can lead to disconnected and disengaged team members that hurt business performance. It is time to look to the future and adapt to the new landscape of flexibility and collaboration.