2020 set definitive trends in a lot of ways, with the paradigm shift in work styles leading the conversation. Remote working while oft mentioned was never as widely experienced and accepted. 2021 has ushered in the new normal with a significant percentage of Corporate India heading back to office. The workplace return strategy is built on the pillars of flexibility, convenience, and an uncompromising focus on employee safety & well-being. From distributed workforce to hybrid work models, India Inc plans to move ahead with their best foot forward.
Key Highlights:
  • While WFH was proclaimed as the new normal, it has proven to be a non-viable solution in the long term Furthermore, the infrastructural constraints for WFH have led to the adoption of hybrid work models.
  • A flexible real estate portfolio with light capex and short term leases will help companies to adopt to any model of working with limited constraints.
  • One size does not fit all as the adoption of the different working models depend on the nature of work, remote working capabilities, remote worker persona and other organizational and employee centric factors.
  • The future of work will be about ‘anywhere, anytime’ as office spaces will act as a central hub for collaboration, innovation and organizational culture.
  • Work has moved from a workplace centric world to a work centric world. Organizations are now looking at converging work, workforce and workplace.
  • Organizations will need to work together closely with their policies, technology and employees to come up with the best hybrid model environment.
  • Companies have been thinking of hot desking and agile working for a long time but Covid accelerated this adoption which has resulted in multifold benefits to the companies.
  • With the right support from companies, employees can champion a healthy work-life balance with the hybrid model of working.
  • Perception and empathy are important from an organization’s perspective to make employees feel comfortable and secure in facilitating return to work.

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