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Scrap the office…long live the home?

1st May 2020
Home working is amongst the TOP THREE subjects in many of our minds just now. Whether it be acclimatising to a loss of office interaction, managing self motivation or learning how to juggle child care in isolation we might all agree that in some form or another its here to stay. There excellent articles below help open the debate over how this will evolve, definitely worth a read

Scrap the office, trust people

One of the lasting effects of the Covid-19 crisis and enforced home-working may be a change in the way that companies use office space. For all the discussion about flexible working in recent years, fewer than 5% of employees in the US and UK have regularly worked from home – until the pandemic struck.

The lockdown requirement for a majority of office employees to work at home may be expected to become a more permanent arrangement for some, perhaps especially in the creative industries where some smaller companies have long operated remotely..

See Flashes & Flames Article >

(Article reproduced courtesy of Flashes & Flames 1st May 2020)

 

Flexible working will be norm after lockdown, say Barclays and WPP bosses

The chief executives of Barclays and WPP are predicting an end to crowded city centre offices and rush hours as flexible working becomes the new normal to keep the workforce healthy amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Jes Staley, the chief executive of Barclays, said the bank would look at a more de-centralised approach to staff working, including the prospect of local branches becoming satellite offices for more employees.

“I think the notion of putting 7,000 people in a building may be a thing of the past, and we will find ways to operate with more distancing over a much longer period of time,” he said…..

See Guardian Article >

(Article reproduced courtesy of The Guardian 29th April 2020)

 

 

The employee experience beyond 2020

Over the next 10 years, organisations will focus on the employee experience more holistically, encompassing everything from D&I and data ethics to helping employees take charge of their own well-being, career development, and mental health. This will require more data sources and analytics for everyone–not just top-level decision makers.

Within the next 10 years, we will see more organisations evolve to….

See Visier Article and Report >

(Article reproduced courtesy of Visier April 2020)

 

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