Almost nine out of ten leaders (88%) at large enterprises in South Africa expect they will adopt a more hybrid way of working permanently according to Microsoft’s newly launched Work Reworked research. The study found that flexible ways of working are here to stay with many leaders focused on driving a culture of innovation.
While South African employees still see value in working from a main office at least some of the time; findings show that on average, people would now like to spend just less than half (42%) of their time outside of the traditional office setting. In fact, people still see the time spent in the office as a powerful way to maintain bonds with their colleagues.
A more permanent change around ways of working is already evident, with a healthy majority (82%) of companies now having a set remote work policy in place. Senior executives see the opportunity to maintain productivity gains they’ve experienced while, at the same time, improving employee engagement.
The research found that 76% reported equal or increased productivity with remote working, and a high majority see it as a powerful way to help retain their best workers.
To read more on the article titled "Unpacking Trends in the Future of Work" click here