After a year in which most employees have gotten used to working remotely, many companies face the challenge of being able to launch new hybrid workspaces that combine the best of attending an office in person with the comfort of being able to work at home.
And it is that as many business and IT leaders recognize, teleworking has not been without its challenges. Throughout those weeks, questions have been raised such as: how can collaboration and fluid communication between team members be maintained when they are not physically in the same space? How can you ensure effective management of workload and employee performance in a decentralized environment? How will hybrid work affect corporate culture and employees’ sense of belonging? Is it possible to maintain a collaborative and motivating work environment when much of the interaction is done through digital tools?
To answer these questions, Lenovo has developed its report “People-Centered Information to Drive IT Vision. Smarter technological solutions for connected work» in which it is analyzed how the new work spaces should be and the tools that are put in the hands of the employees to keep the workers in the center.
The report presents the results of the study on the survey “The future of work”, carried out by Reach3 between June 24 and July 19, 2022 and in which 5,901 employees and IT leaders from 12 countries have participated. Throughout it, three key findings were reached, which are:
- Employees want their work to be more meaningful. IT must lead with a vision and purpose.
- IT leaders prepare to return to the office and express concern about the potential negative impacts on the employee experience.
- The priorities of companies in their digital transformation change continuously. IT doesn’t know where to focus resources, given the onslaught of new responsibilities and business goals.
Based on these results, Lenovo proposes three conclusions that can guide companies to develop an IT strategy that favors that sense of belonging, in these new hybrid spaces while allowing technology managers to make efficient use of their resources. resources. The multinational recommends in this sense…
- Bet on sustainability: Developing a sustainability strategy that spans the entire product life cycle reduces the environmental impact of IT equipment.
- Bet on teamwork: With smarter strategic setup and collaboration tools, IT leaders create an equitable meeting experience for all.
- Bet on the service: everything-as-a-service solutions are very interesting for today’s IT leaders. Trusting a partner with complete IT management and remote support allows internal teams to focus on more strategic projects, as well as making it easier to upgrade and scale hardware over time.
For more detailed information and to discover Lenovo’s full recommendations, we invite you to download the full report. The future of hybrid work is here, and it’s time to make the most of the opportunities it offers, powered by a people-centric vision and supported by advanced technology solutions.