Work Reimagined: The Way Forward
April 26, 2022 at
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On March 22, 2021, Microsoft announced the findings from its first-annual Work Trend Index. Titled “The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work – Are We Ready?” the report uncovers seven hybrid work trends every business leader needs to know as we enter this new era of work.
The report indicates that business leaders should resist the urge to see hybrid work as business as usual. It will require the rethinking of long-held assumptions. The findings suggest that this last year has fundamentally changed the nature of work:
- Collaboration trends in Microsoft Teams and Outlook suggest our networks have contracted but hybrid work will revive them.
- Time spent in meetings has more than doubled globally and over 40 billion more emails were delivered in the month of February of this year compared to last.
- Work has become more human. Nearly 40% say they feel more comfortable bringing their full selves to work than before the pandemic and one in six have cried with a colleague this year.
For more information, you can download the complete Work Trend Index here.
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