Gartner research has found that 91% of the APAC region’s workforce has adopted remote working arrangements since the beginning of the pandemic.
This has forced HR leaders to rethink their old ways of doing things and approach the new normal with little to no guidance.
One of the biggest takeaways of the last several months has been agility throughout all aspects of workplace operations, from workplace arrangements to scheduling and everything in between.
With this transition has come the acceptance of a more flexible workforce. Although some might view this as a total adoption of remote working policies, it’s actually more fluid than that.
That’s where hybrid working comes in. Remote working is not a one-size-fits-all approach, so companies are melding both office arrangements and remote working to accommodate all work styles.
Additionally, the adoption of technology will help fuel the hybrid workforce. In fact, it will be necessary for any company looking to continue facilitating distributed collaboration, keep employees engaged and make the physical office safe.
Company culture has become more essential than ever as well, with today’s younger workers wanting a work environment that is supportive and inclusive.
This hopefully means that more opportunities will open up for all professionals and that workplace culture becomes more equal regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation.