The wonders of hindsight: Transition to a hybrid workforce enabling people to work both at home and the office could have been done sooner say IT decision makers
Some timely new research in this week’s newsletter finds that more than three quarters of UK IT decision-makers believe their organisations could have made the transition to a hybrid workforce sooner, if they were aware of the pros and cons of moving to a hybrid working model, prior to when the Covid-19 pandemic began. The findings also reveal that whilst the huge majority of UK IT decision-makers are confident in the digital transformation steps they’ve put in place to enable the move to a hybrid workforce, they also identify significant risks if businesses do not make the transition.
Half of all UK IT decision-makers believe the inability to attract and retain talent and over a third believe being unable to accommodate family life, are big risks if business does not enable a hybrid workforce, and a further third believe it would risk a disengaged culture. Additional risks to the business identified by IT decision-makers as a result of not making a move to a hybrid workforce include the Inability to accommodate to all employees, inefficient work processes and the inability to reap the same benefits as a fully remote .
“This latest research from eFax shows IT decision-makers are confident in the digital transformation initiatives which enable the move to a hybrid workforce, said Scott Wilson, Director of Customer Experience, eFax. “The evidence shows the risks which exist if business does enable a hybrid workforce, and these impact people and culture, as well as the ability to be nimble and agile, to react quickly to market demands. Digital transformation has accelerated across enterprises. Progressive enterprise leaders understand their most important asset, their people, want to work in a new hybrid model and are fuelling the future of work, by embracing the digital transformation tools at their disposal.”
The issues and challenges thrown up by this research will be examined in detail at our upcoming free-to-attend 2021 Virtual Digital Workplace Conference next Spring. Look forward to seeing you there.