Not every company wants its workers to return to the office; others still believe that remote work is a viable option.
98% of people think hybrid work is beneficial.
If huge layoffs typified 2022, then the vast majority of businesses in 2023 asked their employees to report back to work. However, a study casts doubt on the viability of office-based labour in the future.
Nearly all (98%) corporate leaders, according to research from Riverbed, think that hybrid work can improve their organization’s ability to attract and retain talent.
The results coincide with a global labour shortage that makes it difficult for businesses to keep up with emerging technologies like artificial intelligence.
According to a study, hybrid working is here to stay.
According to the study, which focuses on the insurance and financial services sectors, many businesses are preparing to give better digital employee experiences. Nine out of ten (92%) respondents said that in order to meet the needs of a workforce that is more sophisticated, they will need to provide more digital tools.
Even while working remotely appears to be becoming a necessity for employees going forward, some tasks still need to be completed in-person. Riverbed claims that a creative strategy, such as weekly happy hours, complimentary coffee and snacks, and business merchandising and giveaways, may be required to encourage employees to report to their formal workspace.
In the future, businesses will need to use the newest and most advanced technologies to support their hybrid workforces. Nine out of ten (89%) poll respondents stated that they would be making technological investments in the next 12 to 18 months to accommodate hybrid workers, and 50% of the executives were familiar with cloud computing and artificial intelligence, respectively.
“Leaders understand the situation at hand and are taking proactive steps to invest in technologies such as AI and unified observability, helping boost staff and customer loyalty,” stated John Atkinson, Director of Solutions Engineering, UKI, at Riverbed, in reference to the loss of talent.