Research shows solutions implemented to keep employees engaged and productive are frustrating and slowing them down

In response to the global pandemic, companies have given their workforce the tools they need to work remote. And research shows it has increased their engagement and productivity. But these gains are on the brink of being wiped out. A new set of studies reveals that employees feel they’ve been given too many tools and not enough efficient ways to execute. And it’s hindering their ability to get things done.

To remedy the problem, companies need to rethink the role of technology and how…

The global pandemic has made clear that remote work can increase productivity, boost engagement and lower costs. And employees want to continue to do it — at least some of the time — going forward. Research shows that more than 90 percent of employees prefer flexible work over punching a clock in a traditional office. Employers see the economic and cultural benefits of remote work as well, with 82 percent of companies saying they plan to embrace hybrid models to keep employees engaged, recruit new talent, and hold down operating costs. But the transition to hybrid work not without risk.

Today’s youngest workers are primed to deliver significant economic gains. But they’ll need some help to do it

They are the first generation to grow up in an entirely digital world. And in 2035, the success or failure of business — and the global economy — will be in the hands of the Born Digital. Comprised of Millennials (born 1981 to 1996) and Generation Z (born after 1997) workers, the Born Digital are the engines of the knowledge economy and tomorrow’s business leaders. And they’re poised to deliver some heady gains.

According to The Born Digital Effect, today’s youngest workers…

Hybrid models are here to stay and the employee experience has never mattered more

There’s finally light at the end of the long, dark tunnel we’ve all been navigating for the last year. And as we begin to look forward and plan for the future, we need to come to terms with the fact that work will never be the same. The global pandemic has permanently changed the way both organizations and their employees view how and where work will get done. And things are not going back to the way they were.

If there’s anything this crisis has taught…

Employees today demand the freedom to work when, where and how they want. Give them the tools they need to perform at their best — at a time when they’re needed most — and watch them thrive

As we kick off 2021, organizations are accelerating digitization and embracing flexible and hybrid work models. Global Workplace Analytics estimates that by 2025, some 70 percent of the workforce will work remotely at least five days a month. …

New research shows flexibility, agility and diversity will be key to attracting and retaining talent

Few employees are interested in adding to the upheaval the global pandemic has created in their lives by changing jobs. But when it eventually subsides, many will be open to exploring their options. A new study reveals what they will be looking for. And it’s not what many employers think.

The pandemic has forever changed the way employees view and approach work. If businesses want to attract and retain the talent they need to move forward, they must understand their mindset and desires. But according…

Fueled by technology, work will happen anywhere, and employee engagement and productivity will soar

A year ago, not much about the way we worked had really changed in decades. Most companies still organized work around major hubs in large cities and their workforce was comprised of local talent that commuted to the office every day, regardless of the type of work they needed to complete. Then the global pandemic hit, and everything changed. Flexible work models replaced traditional ones as people were forced to work from home, and work became an activity, not a place. …

Workers flee urban locales as they no longer view them as critical to success as they work productively from home

It used to be that if you wanted a big-league job, you had to move to a major city to find and keep it. But COVID-19 — and the remote work mandates it has sparked around the globe — have changed this. As work has gone virtual, new research from Citrix shows that location has become less critical to career success and opportunities than ever before. And many workers are fleeing urban areas as a result.

The company recently surveyed…

AI-augmented employees will be more engaged, twice as productive, and more innovative

In a world where it’s hard to predict what will happen tomorrow, it’s tough to say what the future of work holds. But businesses that hope to emerge from the global pandemic in a stronger, better position need to be thinking about — and planning for future models — today.

Work has forever changed. And while some organizations are struggling to keep pace amid the constant disruption that’s rattling the world, others are using this time to embrace new, flexible work models and cultivate a workforce that is…

It’s not about getting the most out of people anymore, but giving them the space to perform at their best and adapt to the new world of work

Where and how work gets done has forever changed. But one thing remains consistent: the need to provide a superior and consistent work experience that empowers employees to perform at their best across any work channel or location.

Work is no longer a place. It’s happening in kitchens and basements, in parks and on sidewalks and scaled back, socially distanced offices. Many companies initially viewed remote work as a short-term fix to…

Tim Minahan

Tim Minahan is the executive vice president, business strategy and chief marketing officer at Citrix, a leading provider of digital workspace solutions.

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