The Immediate Future of Work

Our workspaces are changing at an ultra-fast pace!

 

We’re on a mission to identify those key trends that are affecting our everyday working lives, so we can support you through this period of transition and help you adapt to the workspaces of the future.

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Join our new research project into the future of our workplaces!

The world has changed overnight and as businesses have strived to adapt to new way of working, we find ourselves undergoing drastic shifts in the way we operate, shifts that until now would have traditionally taken years to evolve.

To help us get a better understanding of possible future trends, we would love to talk to you about your experiences over the last few months; how you and your employees have adjusted and your predictions for long term changes. We’re looking for businesses to join our research project, which will consist of surveys, focus groups, case studies, interviews and webinars. We want to understand your experiences and the questions you’d like answered by this research project.

Some of the trends that we will be exploring

The influence of Covid-19

The influence of COVID-19

COVID-19 was a harsh awakening for most businesses. Although the prediction of a flu based global pandemic has been circulating for decades, we weren’t prepared for the speed and severity in which it hit. Seemingly overnight countries were locked down, traditional work environments became dangerous and we were all forced online, whether we’re ready or not! Experts have suggested that COVID-19 isn’t going away in a hurry, so what does the future of the workplace look like now?

How quickly did your business react to the crisis? Are there measures you wish you’d had in place to allow for a smoother transition into this new way of working?

The rise of homeworking

In the last decade, the number of employees in the UK who regularly work from home has been on the rise, increasing by 27.7% by 2019. Then COVID-19 hit and businesses across the UK implemented strategies that allowed them to continue to operate under a nationwide lockdown. Government guidelines recommended allowing all those who could, to work from home and as a result, there was a mass migration from more traditional workplace environments to the new place of work; the home office. The trends we are now seeing say that, going forward, as many as two thirds of adults will be working remotely as part of their roles.

We’d like to know how this shift to home working affected your business; did you see any changes in productivity? What did your employees miss the most about working in their usual workplace? Is homeworking something you will be continuing with post lockdown?

The rise of homeworking
Emergence of new technologies

The emergence of new technologies

As we’ve adapted to this new style of working, so to has the ways in which we do everyday tasks. Meetings can no longer be held in a physical space; morning briefings are being done over video conferencing software and we’re increasingly relying on web based tools such as Monday.com, Asana and Microsoft Teams to see what everyone is up to.

Not only are we looking for new digital ways to communicate, the social distancing element of COVID-19 is also forcing businesses to look at where AI may benefit their operation. Keeping safely distanced is not always possible in industrial environments and some more manual roles, such as packing and manufacturing, could dramatically benefit from an automated approach.

How have your employees adapted to the transition to virtual meetings? Has a digital approach to team working improved output visibility or decreased productivity? Have you looked into areas in which AI could be a solution, or are you keen to maintain the human element of your business?

The influence of Covid-19

The influence of COVID-19

COVID-19 was a harsh awakening for most businesses. Although the prediction of a flu based global pandemic has been circulating for decades, we weren’t prepared for the speed and severity in which it hit. Seemingly overnight countries were locked down, traditional work environments became dangerous and we were all forced online, whether we’re ready or not! Experts have suggested that COVID-19 isn’t going away in a hurry, so what does the future of the workplace look like now?

How quickly did your business react to the crisis? Are there measures you wish you’d had in place to allow for a smoother transition into this new way of working?

The rise of homeworking

The rise of homeworking

In the last decade, the number of employees in the UK who regularly work from home has been on the rise, increasing by 27.7% by 2019. Then COVID-19 hit and businesses across the UK implemented strategies that allowed them to continue to operate under a nationwide lockdown. Government guidelines recommended allowing all those who could, to work from home and as a result, there was a mass migration from more traditional workplace environments to the new place of work; the home office. The trends we are now seeing say that, going forward, as many as two thirds of adults will be working remotely as part of their roles.

We’d like to know how this shift to home working affected your business; did you see any changes in productivity? What did your employees miss the most about working in their usual workplace? Is homeworking something you will be continuing with post lockdown?

Emergence of new technologies

The emergence of new technologies

As we’ve adapted to this new style of working, so to has the ways in which we do everyday tasks. Meetings can no longer be held in a physical space; morning briefings are being done over video conferencing software and we’re increasingly relying on web based tools such as Monday.com, Asana and Microsoft Teams to see what everyone is up to.

Not only are we looking for new digital ways to communicate, the social distancing element of COVID-19 is also forcing businesses to look at where AI may benefit their operation. Keeping safely distanced is not always possible in industrial environments and some more manual roles, such as packing and manufacturing, could dramatically benefit from an automated approach.

How have your employees adapted to the transition to virtual meetings? Has a digital approach to team working improved output visibility or decreased productivity? Have you looked into areas in which AI could be a solution, or are you keen to maintain the human element of your business?

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Please select the research activity you would be happy to participate in. You may select as many as you wish. This selection is not binding and is just an indication for us to contact you regarding the activity.

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