Cisco has released a report that offers insight into the lessons companies have learned over the past few months, particularly changes in mindset, direction and behavior in the workplace.
The findings revealed that 74% of business leaders believe their company will come out of the pandemic stronger than before. Despite the obstacles many organizations have had to overcome throughout the majority of 2020, digital transformation and other innovations that have been recently adopted are leaving leaders and employees with an optimistic mindset.
Additionally, nearly half of the respondents said they believe that flexibility will be here to stay. Even more, 50% said that offering more remote working capabilities could help a company become more inclusive and diverse.
87% of managers also said that the pandemic has caused them to further emphasize the importance of employee well-being and work-life balance.
“From a business agility and resiliency perspective, it’s important that we learn and adapt quickly from this experience,” said Aruna Ravichandran, VP of Marketing at Cisco‘s Collaboration Group. “You never know when you’ll need to pivot, and we’ve seen that technology like Webex is playing a key role.”