Companies that build a positive culture, are inclusive, and adopt flexibility, stand to ensure success in the next phase of our hybrid working future.
That’s the message from Microsoft’s Ibrahim Youssry, Regional General Manager for the Middle East and Africa Multi-Country Region, speaking during the virtual Microsoft 365 Summit: Future of Hybrid Work event.
“How you shape your business culture going forward, what you do to attract and retain talent, how you respond to changes in your working environment, and how you approach future innovation will all be key to success in the coming years,” noted Youssry.
Youssry’s remarks come as new findings reveal that approximately 40 percent of the global workforce is considering leaving their current jobs by the end of 2021 (2021 Work Trend Index Report).
It also found that many workers are struggling to adapt to hybrid work practices. As such, Youssry emphasized the importance of communicating with employees, and offering opportunities to brainstorm, collaborate, and share ideas – no matter where they are located.
“It’s critical to invest in strategies and technologies that bridge the gap between the digital and the physical worlds so that those working remotely don’t feel disconnected from those working in the office and vice versa,” he added.