Interactive polls with over 300 participants informed us that:
- 69% of the attendees feel that hybrid working is a permanent and decisive shift in how we will work, 29% think that it is a confused and ambiguous phase as we watch and wait whereas 2% voted that it is a temporary trend before we return to the office full-time.
- 14.8% of the attendees reported that their organisations are mandating everyone back to the office, 70% voted that their organisations are giving individuals more choice in how they work and 14.8% voted that their places of work are chopping and changing its policies as events dictate.
- 41.6% of the attendees think that the chief concern about hybrid working is missing out on social interaction with colleagues, 22.7% voted overwork and burnout due to always-on demands, and 21.8% are concerned about being overlooked for career advancement and training.
- 33.6% of the attendees voted that the most significant innovation will be in redesigning organisations to improve leadership, 27.7% voted for redesigning office space to support wellbeing and 23.8% voted for redesigning technology to improve connectivity.
Professor of Management Practice, London Business School
Lynda Gratton is one of the foremost global thought-leaders on the future of work, named by ‘Business Thinkers 50’ as one of the top fifteen business thinkers and described as a ‘rock star’ teacher. Lynda is Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, where she received the ‘teacher of the year’ award and designed and directs ‘the future of work’ elective, one of the school’s most popular electives. Her research on hybrid work was featured as the cover article for Harvard Business Review in May 2021 and she explores issues of work in her MIT Sloan column. Over a decade ago Lynda founded HSM-Advisory, which has supported more than ninety companies around the world to future-proof their business strategy. Her eleven books, including Redesigning Work and The 100-Year Life, have sold over a million copies and been translated into more than fifteen languages. Lynda serves as a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and co-chairs the WEF Council on Work, Wages and Job Creation. Lynda has sat on the advisory board of Japan’s Prime Minister Abe and serves on the advisory board of a number of global companies.
Professor Emeritus. Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design, RCA
Professor Emeritus Jeremy Myerson is the first-ever holder of the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design. An academic, author and activist in design for more than 35 years, he began his working life as a journalist and was founder-editor of Design Week in 1986. He co-founded the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the RCA in 1999, and his research interests focus on the role of design in social, demographic and technological change. A graduate of the RCA, Jeremy Myerson is the author of many books, chapters, papers and articles on people-centred and inclusive design. He is also director of the WORKTECH Academy and a visiting fellow at the Oxford Institute for Population Ageing and sits on the advisory boards of design institutes in Hong Kong, Switzerland and Korea. He leads Design Thinking and the Future of Work innovation masterclasses throughout the world.
Jeremy's latest book: Unworking: The Reinvention of the Modern Office