Research from Accenture has found that 83% of people view hybrid working as the optimal operational model.
The report entitled “The Future of Work: Productive Anywhere” revealed that 40% of 9,326 workers across 11 countries believe they can be productive working from anywhere.
Even more, 85% of the people who said they could be productive and healthy from anywhere said they planned to stay on at their company for a long period of time. Still, finding a hybrid model that suits all age groups could be a challenge. For instance, 74% of Gen Zers want more in-person collaborative opportunities, which is more than the 66% of Gen Xers and 68% of Baby Boomers.
“This new workforce segment consists of individuals who remain productive — whether on-site or at home — and who have the strongest personal and organizational resources,” said Christie Smith, senior managing director and global lead of Talent & Organization / Human Potential at Accenture. “As responsible leaders, we need to pivot the future of work dialogue to be not just about location, but to also address what drives the productivity, health and resilience of our people.”
The difference between the 40% of those who find themselves productive and the 8% of those who are disconnected and frustrated is the lack of resources they have at home. Without the right tools, these workers tend to face more roadblocks when trying to complete work tasks.