Five working styles in a post-pandemic world:
Your new everyday
UK employees now want to work remotely for at least half the week, according to our latest report with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr).
But how have new ways of working helped employers?
Our Cebr report uncovered a 3.4% increase in productivity and 3.6% higher employee satisfaction thanks to increased remote working. Better still, those organisations saw a 4.9% boost to customer satisfaction.
As a result, 69% of UK companies plan to make hybrid working their future everyday which brings the challenge of how to manage people working in multiple different locations at once.
Watch our video on the different ways of working in a post-pandemic world.
How does your team want to work?
No organisation is the same. And the makeup of your workforce will likely change from one year to the next. That said, we’ve included three typical scenarios below that most employers can probably relate to.
Click the links for tips and guidance on how to manage each of them effectively:
Your people mostly work from home or wherever they’re most productive. You don’t need a big office space, but you might have hubs for face-to-face meetings.
You ask people to be in the office at least two or three days a week, but beyond that you leave it up to them.
You prefer people to work in the office. Or perhaps it’s required for their roles. But you still need to enable remote working when it’s necessary.
Five working styles in a post-pandemic world
They’d happily never step foot in an office again. Like interacting with some colleagues, they collaborate best at a distance. They think ‘commuting’ is a dirty word.
They’re all for working remotely. Dividing time between home and the local café feeding their latte habit. They enjoy colleague interaction a day or two per week. But that’s their limit.
Their idea of ‘going to work’ seems absurd. Work is where the WiFi is. As long as they've got their laptop and phone the whole world is their office logging on where and when it feels right.
They do their best work surrounded by real-life colleagues, so the office is where they spend most of their time. They do mix it up with remote days, maybe once a week or so.
They believe working from home is a crime against collaboration and creativity. Work is done in an office. With humans. They want to ban the ‘new normal’ and get back to the glorious meeting room reality.
Three Years of Progress
How Covid-driven digital change is transforming the way we work and live for the better
Investing in the following three areas could add £236 billion to UK GDP by 2040, according to our latest report with the Centre for Economics and Business Research, bringing huge benefits to everyone who lives and works here in the process:
- Hybrid working technologies
- More digital services
- Better use of data
Want to know how? And what it means for you?