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Academic Search Engine Knobull Tracks The Changing World Of Work
By: Knobull Inc.
A recent international study found that 25% of respondents worked fully onsite throughout the pandemic and are likely to remain onsite, whatever their personal preferences may be. These workers tend to be in the healthcare and retail industries and can be at administrative levels of their organizations.
Also, 40% of workers felt they could be healthy and effective whether they were onsite or remote. A small segment of workers felt they couldn't be efficient or healthy anywhere. Something happened over this past year that has left them feeling disgruntled and apathetic.
Bentley continued, "Optimizing the resources that ensure a healthy and productive workforce, regardless of physical location, can be daunting. Why do we believe it will be a worthwhile goal for organizations to pursue? Because organizations will see bottom-line benefits from having a workforce that is Net Better Off."
Focusing on workforce engagement can reap positive bottom line results. Building programs based on true understanding of worker preferences versus a tendency to maintain the status quo, has been shown to the best business model to generate long range success!
Negativity has left some unable to be productive. Is the weight of negative work experiences and life stressors too much for this non-productive group of workers to bear? This doesn't appear to be the case. The most productive individuals were also experiencing burnout, fatigue and frustrations—
Bentley concluded, "No one knows exactly what the future will look like, but we do know what workers need to thrive anywhere. Leaders can begin by redefining work policies and strengthening worker-employer relationships."