Leading in the Hybrid Workplace
2020 and COVID-19 brought rapid disruption to workplaces around the world. The sudden shift to remote work tested most organizations’ ability to adapt and adjust to the next normal. Now leaders are facing the reality that a flexible workplace is here to stay. Microsoft’s 2021 Work Trend Index found that 73% of the 30,000 people surveyed across 31 countries want the option of flexible remote work to continue. However, 65% percent of workers crave more in-person time with colleagues, revealing that the future workplace will likely be made up of hybrid teams with a mix of fully remote, fully in-person, and blended schedule employees being the norm.