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COVID-19 has catapulted organisations into the ‘future of work’. A reality which, in many cases, has not yet been designed and planned for. But this is an opportunity not to be missed. Indeed, cannot be missed if you are to compete for the best talent in the increasingly global and highly competitive marketplace.
The world of work, and by default, the workforce was in flux well before Covid-19. However, recent events have accelerated these changes and fast tracked the future of work.
Findings from our Voice of the European Workforce survey concluded that:
We have seen this play out, not only within our clients, but also within Deloitte. We have put faith and trust in our people; they have adapted and proven successful in making an impact for their clients from home. However, people crave some face-to-face human contact and once lock down lifts and we are able to resume some level of normality we will likely see a combination of office and remote working, particularly where collaboration is essential.
Deloitte’s new Manchester office space in the historic Hanover building was chosen for this very reason – to enable connection, innovation and company culture to thrive. We are also giving access to collaboration spaces for colleagues to come together where we do not have local offices.
Location is just one lens through which you should consider the workforce. There are a number of other factors, including:
If you are interested to read more on this topic go to our Future of Work hub for more information.
In the upcoming blogs we’ll explore some of the other challenges facing those who want to transform their organisations.
Carolyn leads transformational change programmes, mainly in the retail sector. As a born and bred Northerner, she cares passionately about creating fulfilling career opportunities for people in the region. She wants everyone to have great life chances and believe we all have a role to play in making that a reality. Carolyn works with clients going through transformational change; with a particular focus on the people aspects, and how the way in which we work is radically changing in our digital age. Carolyn joined Deloitte in 2010 after a decade working in the retail industry and has never looked back. When not working with established retailers and start-ups, she is nearly always with her husband and 8-year-old boy doing something football related!