The Project Management institute (PMI) recently commissioned research on workers’ thoughts and expectations on return-to-office plans, and compiled suggestions on how employers can support a successful transition.
PMI suggests that employers engage closely with staff on decisions and communicating to learn about their preferences and productivity in different settings. Employers may benefit from implementing new agile ways of learning and working that optimize employee performance, investing in technology, and training teams in new ways that support hybrid workplace setups.
"As organizations navigate a new work ecosystem in the wake of COVID-19, an opportunity has emerged for employers to renew their focus on culture and leverage new technology, tools, and training to strengthen the capabilities of their teams. This includes an enhanced focus on what we call 'power skills' – people-centric capabilities like cultivating an innovative mindset, collaborative leadership, problem-solving acumen, and empathy," said Ashwini Bakshi, PMI's managing director of Europe & Sub-Saharan Africa. "This focus on continuous development and support is more important than ever, as our survey showed that one in five workers are still feeling uncertain about where they are expected to do their jobs in the future."
Learn more in the PMI news item.