If working from home eliminated an hour of commuting, without changing time spent on work, the result would be equivalent to a 13% increase in productivity. If only half the workforce achieved such a gain, it would be equivalent to a 6.5% increase in overall productivity. Just imagine.
No one knows what a “new normal” will look like six months or even six weeks from now. Whether working virtually or on-site, one thing we know is that a new shape of work will emerge. Quickening the pace towards reinvention, however, requires a concerted effort.
During the remainder of this year, executive leadership teams will be focused on IT infrastructure that enables the “Future of Work”, hybrid work models, and flexible working methodologies that make it possible for knowledge workers to access essential corporate applications from anywhere.
Can companies leverage the lessons of their COVID-19 crisis response and accelerate the future of work? That has been partly achieved already: the soaring stock market values of Big Tech companies reflects the speed of the pivot to virtual offices. — Now, learn how to rethink and thrive.
“Many businesses hoped to reopen their workplaces after Labor Day, but a new survey of managers and executives suggests a long, uncertain road ahead. 35 percent say the timing of when their companies will reopen the workplace is unknown.”
Digital transformation is accelerating as COVID-19 shifts business models, adding to the already widespread demand for digital skills. The imperative for HR is to acquire the right digital skills, but how do you know what to prioritize? Here’s the answer.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in remote work. However, that surge is more apparent in the number of remote working days for U.S. telecommuters than in the number of workers moving from on-site to at-home work, according to Gallup.
“The transition to becoming a digital innovation factory includes the four so-called pillars of digital innovation –– planning, sourcing, developing and distributing. For developers, the first three roles are well understood and are part of normal operations they conduct.”
“Working from home or teleworking during the pandemic has ushered in a new era of productivity, inclusiveness and connectedness. Six business leaders discuss what has changed in the way they communicate and the future use of the office space.”