WFH Model to Continue, But Are Leaders Okay With It?

WFH model has helped many businesses to survive the pandemic. Nonetheless, studies insisted the organizations must start hybrid workplace models for business continuity. A Forrester report says that 83 percent of employees prefer the WFH model. But are business leaders okay with it? Find out in this IT Brief article by Shannon Williams.

Leadership and WFH Model

Three-fourth of the workforce want to work from home even after the pandemic is over. 60 percent are even ready to opt for a lesser pay package for this added flexibility. Leaders are not that happy to let go of the control yet. Meanwhile, 56 percent of workers feel more productive in a WFH model, 61 percent confirm that they complete more work. While 5 percent of business owners agreed about productivity surge, 70 percent believe they trust employees more when they come to work.

While reports indicate positive responses, decision-makers seem not too keen on extending the WFH model period. However, leaders must take a faith of leap and move towards a more flexible but productive WFH model. For that to happen, here are the things you must look after:

Employee Experience

62 percent of staff confirm that they are happier while working remotely. Furthermore, 44 percent think their organizations were able to take care of their mental health in the WFH model. Satisfied employees (89 percent) wanted to provide more support to their companies as opposed to the unhappy ones (52 percent). In addition, they felt motivated to work and were happy with the overall workplace experience.

Policies and Documentation

Though half of the business owners affirmed that they had formal policies in place for their WFH model, less than 1 percent met the Forrester requirements. A meager 21 percent of the employees confirmed that they had options to choose their work style. Staff that knew about this option were twice more likely to opt for remote work.

Technology and Collaboration

Though 82 percent of leaders think there should be equal participation from HR and IT regarding technology adoption, only 51 percent of them are following it. 81 percent of decision-makers claim they have adequate measures in place to safeguard employee privacy. But, only 58 percent of employees confirm that. Furthermore, 71 percent of leaders support robust remote technology framework, but only 58 percent of staff verify that.

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