Many companies are facing the challenge of generating the best possible digital-first workplace, especially on the heels of the massive transition to remote working arrangements.
One of the most important lessons of the past year has been the need for prioritizing the employee experience as there is a distinct parallel between productivity and workplace experience.
At Fortune’s Global Forum virtual conference, COO of Ceridian Leagh Turner said this shift finds employees with “more power than ever before.”
Additionally, President and COO of Activision Blizzard Daniel Alegre stated that the pandemic has accelerated the need for more employee wellbeing policies, such as daycare for working parents and medical services.
In terms of returning to the office, companies are turning to a more hybrid model that provides workers the option to come into the workplace or continue to work remotely.
Turner added that letting go of the misconception that in-person attendance equates productivity is essential for the future of work and that distance and technology can help actually bring teams together.
Anjali Sud, CEO of Vimeo, also stated that this arrangement can help open up opportunities for career promotions for women, and aid in achieving inclusion and diversity goals.