New frontiers: Navigating the workplace of the future

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In the UK in 2019, it was estimated that around 1.7 million employees – 5.1% of the workforce – worked remotely, with that figure only set to explode in the wake of the disruption caused by the events of 2020.

Now, employees have seen the light, and remote flexible working is set to become the norm. This puts pressure on organisations of all shapes and sizes to put the tools and processes in place to enable employees to thrive in this new ephemeral workplace.

A 2019 survey from social media management platform Buffer found that 40% of remote workers believe that having a flexible schedule is the biggest benefit of flexible working. Other cited perks include the ability to work from any location and having more time to spend with the family.

However, as the global workforce becomes more distributed, ensuring all employees can continue to work just as collaboratively and efficiently has been incredibly challenging for technology leaders. Collaboration tools like Slack are helping to bridge this hybrid work gap that is emerging, giving all members of a team – whether they are based in Bangalore or Bermondsey – access to the same information at the same time.

In this webinar, along with our partners Slack, we will discuss the changing face of work, how to adapt to modern, nimble working practices and why you should invest in culture and openness.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The end of the office? What will it mean for workers if their organisations decide to no longer retain a physical workspace and how viable is a long-term hybrid work model?
  • How the events of 2020 have changed digital transformation trajectories and what more needs to be done to enable future digitisation of the workplace.
  • Why agility matters more than ever before and how to achieve more nimble, dynamic ways of working.
  • The rise of openness: Will a distributed workforce push organisations to foster a bottom-up work culture and what are the potential benefits or pitfalls of this?
  • Culture comes first: Has remote working changed the culture of your organisation and what are you most excited to carry forward beyond 2020?



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CIO Webcast
In partnership with:
Charlotte Trueman
Staff Writer
Computerworld UK and CIO UK
Brian Elliot
VP of Future Forum