5 workplace trends to keep up in 2022

5 workplace trends to keep up in 2022

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1. Working from home is here to stay

The pandemic caused a seismic shift in the way people work, and it looks like it’s set to be permanent.  Working full-time in the office looks like it’ll be a thing of the past for many workers, as they’ve found they enjoyed spending less time commuting, and not having to deal with the costs of travel to and from work. 

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1. Working from home is here to stay

Workplaces need to ensure that they’re set up for both on-premise and remote work so that a hybrid work schedule doesn’t affect people’s productivity.

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2. AI is set to become more popular

As artificial technology continues to evolve, it’s evident that it will play an increased role in industries of all shapes and sizes.  Rapid technology advancements mean that workplaces everywhere will benefit from the use of AI – and understanding how to best implement it will help set businesses up for success.

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3. Defined roles will give way to skill sets

Flexibility in the workplace is becoming more important than ever, and employees that can slot into a range of roles will find themselves in high demand.  Businesses that encourage collaboration between different departments will be able to get ahead of their competition, rather than trying to have their employees remain in clearly defined roles. 

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3. Defined roles will give way to skill sets

Employers will increasingly find themselves looking to utilise the entirety of their workforce’s skill sets instead of relying on their employees to operate within traditional boundaries.

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4. An increased focus on mental health and employee wellbeing

A study by the Global Wellness Institute found that businesses with wellbeing programs reported 21% higher productivity and 22% higher profitability when compared to their counterparts.  Ensuring that your employees have access to mental health services when needed, as well as services that can improve their wellbeing, will help your 

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4. An increased focus on mental health and employee wellbeing

employees feel more valued in the workplace – no matter whether they’re working from the office, at home or both!

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5. The employer-employee relationship will shift

In 2022 and beyond, employers are set to rely on the insight and skill sets of employees more than ever before.  Collaborating with employees to solve complex workplace problems will mean they feel more invested in the business’s success, and with FastTrack360 reporting that 71% of executives say employee engagement is 

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5. The employer-employee relationship will shift

critical to their business’s success, getting employee buy-in will be a big focus for leadership teams heading into 2022.

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