Biggest workforce shift since World War II

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The pandemic produced the biggest workforce shift since World War II.

Is remote working enabling global innovation or creating a zombie workforce and decreasing productivity?

“We all know that work will never be the same, even if we don’t yet know all the ways in which it will be different. What we can say with certainty is that the sudden shift to distributed work has provided a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine everything about how we do our jobs and how we run our companies.”

“If we can move past decades of orthodoxy about 9-to-5, office-centric work, there’s an opportunity to retain the best parts of office culture while freeing ourselves from bad habits and inefficient processes, from ineffective meetings to unnecessary bureaucracy. Every leader believes they can do better, and things can move faster: this is their chance.” states Stewart Butterfield: CEO and co-founder of Slack.

Senior managers have concerns about shifting from traditional office-bound working models, including a loss of collaboration and creativity. There was a generally negative response to demands to return to the office for three days every week – with teams needing to work in-person requiring a four or five-day week in the office. 

BBC Future Forum research of 4,700 knowledge workers found the majority never want to go back to the old way of working. Only 12% want to return to full-time office work, and 72% want a hybrid remote-office model moving forward.

Another element is now highly talented, sought-after individuals have choices – and they’re willing to relocate to companies offering more flexible working environments. And, with the growing number of successful businesses choosing to operate 100% remotely, these individuals can work for companies anywhere in the world!

At HealthBoxHR, we want your company to be a success no matter what route you choose. Our multilingual platform supports remote working which opens-up an enormous new, global talent pool.

Is remote working enabling global innovation or creating a zombie workforce and decreasing productivity?

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