The beginning of autumn marked the beginning of ‘the great return to the office’. But rather than moving as a monolith, we are seeing a lot of trend disparity in the market. Navigating this return is further complicated by the worldwide “great resignation” coupled with a job market that is firmly candidate-led.
The way forward is far from clear cut.
Though the work-from-home model proved vital to business continuity and has been appreciated by employees for offering more flexibility, it has not been without its drawbacks.
We are left with questions around how to create a sense of shared experience and connectivity without a physical space? How do we maintain a work-life balance as work and home become ever moreintertwined?How do we create opportunities for the cross pollination of ideas that lead to innovation?
In short, how does one create a workplace culture without a workplace?
We've curated content from around the web to help you navigate the question of culture.
Workplace culture: The importance of empowerment & empathy
Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella, tell us about the importance of employee autonomy and the power of empathy in this HBR interview
Return to work strategy: What is your value proposition?
Gallup's recent podcast Returning to Work Amid Delta: What Employers Should Know explains why it is essential to get clear and intentional about your return to work strategy.
Talent Retention: Don't overlook those who stay.
In the frantic need to hire for open positions, it can be easy to forget about the people who stick around. This recent HBR article reminds us that employee (re)engagement is as important as retention.