Omdia: 58% of employees say hybrid and remote options are here to stay

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In the future, only 24% of employees will be permanently located in an office and will work at a single desk. 58% will be pure WFH or hybrid workers. For many, today’s digital transformation priorities look vastly different compared to pre-pandemic priorities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major workplace disruption for organizations of all sizes and in all industries and geographies. Disruptions in work style have brought about a big change, not only in where people work, but also in the way companies operate and the way work is done. Organizations have rapidly accelerated their efforts to meet digital imperatives such as modernizing business communications, enhancing collaboration, and managing and securing a more modern, mobile, and digitally enabled workforce.

While there is still debate about where employees will work as restrictions ease, our data shows that most companies are planning to have more jobs done outside of the traditional office environment in the long term. The conversation and focus should now move away from the locations where employees work; Companies should plan to create an infrastructure that supports more modern work styles where employees can work from where they need to and without compromising safety or productivity. While organizations “reacted to survive” during the initial stages of the pandemic, many organizations are entering a period of “reinventing themselves to prosper.”

Lastly, the focus on people, process and technology has never been more important. To overcome the challenges brought about by the pandemic, organizations must strategize and make investments that focus on optimizing the value of people, processes and technologies, as well as reinventing their old business model. This is by no means a new mandate, but it has become an imperative due to the scale and speed of technological, process and people-centric changes and opportunities facing companies.

Read the full report by Omdia.

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