Around the world, the hybrid working model became the standard working model during the coronavirus pandemic. According to a global report by The Adecco Group, the hybrid model increases productivity but also puts pressure on the employer and employee. This in turn is forcing companies to think deeply about how to measure work productivity and manage employees.
– 53% of employees want a hybrid working model where they work remotely more than half the time.
– Productivity has not suffered, 82% of respondents believe they are working as much or more effectively than before,
– Overtime has increased by 14% in the last year, and more than half of young leaders reported that they have burned out professionally,
– A growing number of employees and leaders (73%) are in favor of measuring results rather than hours spent at work, while only 36% of managers evaluate performance based on results.
As The Adecco Group’s “Resetting Normal” report points out, there is no one solution that is perfect for everyone when it comes to meeting the needs of employees. It’s becoming increasingly clear how leaders are struggling to work remotely with their teams and look after them on the one hand and manage people on the other. It is, therefore, necessary to develop and equip both leaders and employees with new competencies to re-energize motivation and build a cohesive organizational culture.
The pandemic has accelerated pre-existing trends and, certainly, they cannot be ignored and the future success of companies depends on employees and business leaders adapting to them, says Alain Dehaze, CEO of the Adecco Group.