Return to the office or hybrid work? Here’s what’s happening next

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    Technology analyst Gartner predicts that 51% of US knowledge workers will work hybrid by the end of 2023, and 20% will be fully remote.

    The mix of hybrid and fully remote knowledge workers will be more pronounced in the US than in other parts of the world. On average, 39% of knowledge workers should be hybrid workers and 9% fully remote.

    According to Gartner, IT workers are more likely than employees in other departments to leave their jobs because they want more flexibility, better work-life balance, and better career opportunities. By resetting the employee value proposition with “more human” deals, CIOs can maximize talent retention and attraction.

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    Ranjit Atwal, senior director analyst at Gartner, says working hybrids are now seen as an expectation rather than a perk, even after some employees start returning to the office in 2022.

    Some businesses are facing resistance from workers who have been told to return to the office. Companies are also experimenting with different approaches in their efforts to reduce headcount and office space at scale.

    For example, CNBC, citing an internal memo to Google Cloud staff, said: recently reported Once back in the office, staff transition to a shared desk model where they share a desk with one other employee. The initiative aims to increase “real estate efficiency” by reducing office space. Managers also pair employees as “desk partners” who must “agree on a basic desk setup and establish norms.” We have also implemented a “neighborhood” where employees can get together and discuss shared agreements and norms.

    After announcing 18,000 layoffs in January, Amazon last month asked an employee We aim to be back in the office at least three days a week and will begin our global return to the office on May 1st. Washington Postnearly 21,000 Amazon knowledge and technology workers joined an internal Slack channel aimed at supporting remote work and expressing opposition to the new policy.

    “Although many employees began partially returning to the office in 2022, hybrid workstyles will continue to be prominent in 2023 and beyond,” said Gartner’s Atwal.

    “To adapt, employers have implemented human-centered work designs, including flexibility, intentional collaboration, and empathy-based management that are appropriate for their hybrid workforce.”

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    Gartner believes the composition of remote workers varies by country. By 2023, 71% of the US knowledge worker workforce will be remote and hybrid, compared to 67% in the UK and just 29% in Japan, with an emphasis on returning to the office full-time. is placed. Gartner predicts that the proportion of hybrid workers will increase in his 2023. In Germany, 49% of knowledge workers will be fully remote and hybrid.


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