Future of Work: Productivity Trends 2022

Future of Work: Productivity Trends 2022

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1. Hybrid Workplace Opportunities

In 2022, it’s going to be more common to see hybrid work opportunities that allow employees to choose from three main work environment models.  These will be traditional workplaces, remote options and a combination of both. The big thing that will change for employees is that they’ll be able to choose whether they work 

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1. Hybrid Workplace Opportunities

from home, at the office or go hybrid and do both.    Hybrid models will vary from companies keeping some permanent central offices that feature hot-desking to allow for employees who will be working remotely more often to eliminating office space completely and using co-working offices and rentable meeting rooms that they can 

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1. Hybrid Workplace Opportunities

use to support their remote staff members.

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2. AI Assistance

The World Economic Forum issued a report stating that by 2025, AI and automation will bring about the development of 97 million new jobs. Along with this, many people will see change in their current roles. AI and automation will enhance the abilities of workers. At first, companies will use AI to automate a job’s repetitive elements. This will let your staff 

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2. AI Assistance

focus on tasks that require human thinking such as creativity, high-level strategies and emotional intelligence.

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3. A Bigger Focus on Skills

Instead of focusing on people’s roles, company’s will look to increase productivity by focusing on the skills of their workers. You’ll want to hire people who have the skills that you need to manage core business challenges as well as the competencies that you need to conquer them. Many businesses have already started this trend by shifting 

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3. A Bigger Focus on Skills

away from hierarchical teams to organizational structures that are basically flat.  They are implementing a direct reporting approach to solving problems and communicating. When you focus on skills instead of roles, you’ll be supporting innovation and driving your company toward success.

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4. Additional Monitoring and Assessing

While it may be controversial, work trends show that companies are starting to use technology that will help them monitor and assess the effectiveness of their employees.  They’re using this information to increase efficiency. Aware is a program that lets companies monitor employee behavior over email while Slack allows 

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them to track productivity. These types of platforms make it easier for managers to oversee remote workers.

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