The vast majority of business and IT managers see hybrid work in the future, with 42 percent believing that more than half of the workforce will be hybrid after the covid epidemic subsides. – according to a survey of IT professionals in 2021.
The transition to a hybrid workplace, which started before the pandemic broke out, has reached a high pace at the beginning of the global expectation and has not shown any signs of change since then. signs of slowdown. The benefits include a reduced risk of the virus spreading. But there are also unintended benefits. Employees report greater satisfaction with working from home. A Riverbed | The Hybrid Work Global Survey published by Aternity highlighted that when we consider that teleworking can also benefit workers – as it reduces overhead costs, travel costs and increases productivity – it seems clear that the hybrid work model is attractive in the long run.
According to a survey of 1,500 IT and business leaders worldwide, 83% of professionals believe that at least 25% of jobs will remain hybrid after normalization, compared to only 30% in 2020. volt. And 42 percent of respondents believe that the majority of jobs will remain hybrid after the epidemic, Tech Republic reported.
The survey also looked more closely at the reasons for the results and whether IT what managers need to pay attention to. Based on the responses, one of the main advantages of hybrid work (94 percent thought so) is that this model can also be beneficial in terms of attracting talent and maintaining competitiveness. And 84 percent of those surveyed expect the work model to have a positive impact on society in general.
The question is, how can a successful hybrid work model be achieved? According to the survey, organizations need to pay attention to human and technical barriers. These include:
- Motivation and well-being of workers (35%)
- Technological disruption ( 32%)
- Poor home / remote network performance (31%)
- Collaboration and virtual networking ( 31%)
- Extensive security risks (31%)
In addition, the end-to-end visibility and cybersecurity should be a top priority: 57 per cent of respondents say this is an even greater challenge in hybrid workplaces. 93 percent of IT and business executives said end-to-end visibility is a critical element of a cybersecurity strategy, and 64 percent said cyber security breaches resulting from failures in this area would be “seriously disruptive or disruptive.”
If networks and applications work, respondents say the business also works. Benefits include time and money savings (38%), better ability to provide critical services (internal and external) (35%), enabling hybrid work models (32%), reduced downtime (31%), innovation encouragement (29%) and boosting cooperation (28%)
In contrast, underfunding leads to more stress (37%) and less motivation (33%); it can lead to a decrease in productivity (33%), a decrease in co-operation between employees (32%), and a deterioration of work-life balance (30%). “It is quite clear that in order to reap the full benefits of hybrid work, organizations need to invest in technologies to modernize their IT environment, and underfunding can have serious consequences,” warned Dan Smoot, Riverbed | President and CEO of Aternity
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