Future of Work Reinvented

Returning to the Workplace — Differently

We have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to rethink our workplaces, work models and workflows from the ground up. Let’s not waste it. And let’s not forget what is at stake.

We are reinventing the future of work every day and it is time to be more intentional about it — whether employees are working at home, remotely, in re-imagined on-site locations or some combination of the three.

Our research shows that 75% of hybrid or remote knowledge workers say their expectations for working flexibly have increased, and 4 out of 10 employees are at risk of leaving if you insist they return to an in-person office environment.

On-Demand Webinar

The Future of Work Reinvented: Seize This Unique Opportunity

In this complimentary webinar, Gartner experts will show you where to start to shape the future of work. 

Discussion topics include:

  • Why hybrid work is a key enabler of success – but involves so much more than location decisions
  • What human-centric workplace design means – and how it drives performance
  • How to rethink six key pillars of where, when and how we work to create a win-win for organisations and employees

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Empathy lies at the heart of a productive future of work — unless business leaders remain blind to the facts.

The strategic and operational intent of business leaders must be to deliver good outcomes for both employees and employers, provide and produce flexibility, and deliver and demand equitable treatment and opportunity.

82% of employees agree it is important that their organisation sees them as a person, not just an employee.

96% of HR leaders are more concerned about employees’ well-being today than before the pandemic.

55% of employees say that whether or not they can work flexibly will impact if they will stay.

55% of employees are high performers when provided radical flexibility over where, when and with whom they work v. 36% of those working 9-5 in the office.

Human-centric work design — featuring flexible work experiences, intentional collaboration opportunities and empathic management — can increase employee performance by as much as 54%.

Employees tell us what they want the future of work to be: human, hybrid and equitable. Smart organisations will listen.

The proposition you offer your employees now — even as you plan and execute your reopening strategy — is what will determine how much and how well they contribute to your enterprise ambitions, especially around digital. We will continue to define work through terms like remote, distributed, automated and unbounded, but it is time to evolve the “future of work” from a meme to a promise.


EP 1: Reinventing the Future of Work

When, how and where will employees return to work? Employers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reinvent the future of work. In this interview, Gartner experts discuss what is at stake for organisations as they make decisions about the way work gets done.


EP 2: Tackling Your Return to Workplace Strategy

What are companies doing to encourage (not require) vaccinations? How do you convince a skeptical CEO of the benefits of a hybrid work model? What qualities will make managers great in the future of work? In this interview, Gartner experts discuss how to tackle your return to workplace strategies and communications.


EP 3: Will Innovation and Collaboration Survive Hybrid Work?

Will your employees have trouble collaborating and innovating with colleagues in a hybrid work environment? Whether employees are in the office or remote, you can introduce 4 collaboration tools to help them succeed. In this interview, Gartner experts discuss the future of work and how to unlock innovation and collaboration.


EP 4: How to Offer Work Flexibility When Location Is not Flexible

While some organisations were able to shift workers to remote, what about employees who needed to be on-site? Whether on a manufacturing floor or in a retail store, some employees are not able to work from home. But organisations have begun to embrace flexibility and autonomy for these employees in different ways. In this interview, Gartner experts discuss new ways to offer work flexibility for on-site employees.

There is no going back and it is becoming clear many do not want to. Let’s reinvent the future of work and create more value for everyone.


Are you ready for the future of work?

The way we work and with whom we do it is changing faster than ever before. This is especially true in the wake of COVID-19. Nearly half of employees will work remotely after the pandemic, compared to 30% before. Simply put, this is a transformative moment in the future of work.

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