A new report from Comfy and Enlighted, subsidiaries of technology conglomerate Siemens, shows that preparation for new flexible work policies is lacking.
The New Workplace Reality report of 75 corporate real estate executives showed that while 83% of respondents permanently transitioned to a hybrid work model, 88% are not prepared to adjust managerial processes to accommodate this shift.
Additionally, a staggering 99% of respondents said flexible working is essential to maximizing productivity, with sustainability being the second highest priority among 91% of executives.
Due to the emergence of new Covid-19 variants, the definition of hybrid work models has become complicated. Executives are still taking into consideration which methods can bring workers back into the workplace, protect their health, while nurturing collaboration among colleagues.
“At the core of any business is the health and wellbeing of its workforce. We understand the criticality of a smooth transition to the new ways of hybrid working because we have made a global corporate commitment to this ourselves,” said Matthias Rebellius, managing board member of Siemens AG and CEO of Smart Infrastructure. “Our real-world experience puts us in a unique position to advise and assist enterprise organizations through this universal transformation.”