November 2021 | The Grid – Workgrid’s Newsletter for the Digital Workplace

Preparing for the Future of Work

If your organization is or has migrated to a hybrid work model, you know that there are a lot of changes you need to make, both in terms of technology and mindset.

The same is true even if your business isn’t pursuing the hybrid path. Employees have vastly different needs and expectations because of the pandemic, and your business will need to adapt to them if you’re going to continue to attract and retain top talent.

Here are some resources to prepare you no matter which group you fall into. Good luck!

The Latest from Workgrid

[Blog] Adapting the Digital Workplace for the Future of Work

With physical offices being deprioritized in favor of modern digital workplaces that enable employees to work wherever and whenever it’s convenient, organizations need to rethink how they select and deploy technology. Managing digital friction, improving productivity, and addressing the holistic needs of employees will require a whole new approach. Here’s why…

[Gartner® Report] Take These 3 Actions to Make Digital Workplaces Happier, Faster, and Smarter

The pandemic has uncovered several realities that are changing the nature of work forever. One is that employees prefer flexibility. The second is that the physical workplace is no longer as important as it once was. This report from Gartner® offers the three steps organizations need to take to capitalize on the opportunities presented by this new world of work.

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[Blog] 4 Ways an Employee Communication App Increases Productivity & Improves the Employee Experience

While history has shown that employees who have the flexibility to work wherever and whenever it’s convenient for them are more productive, organizations aren’t necessarily ready to deliver the right experiences to make it happen. An employee communication app can be a great tool to do just that. Here’s how…

What We're Interested in Lately

Here's what caught our eye in the world of employee experience and the digital workplace lately...

From Constellation Research

How Tailored Experiences Deliver Efficiency and Productivity to Workers

Today’s technology-centric workplaces lack context and fail to support the flow of work, making it challenging for employees to quickly engage with common tasks in their work environment. There is a better way. Here’s how to tailor employee experience for better outcomes.

From The Enterprisers Project

9 Hybrid Work Mistakes Leaders Should Avoid When Returning to the Office

Hybrid work - the practice of combining office and remote work - raises new challenges for leaders. Here are some strategies to avoid bad feelings, hurtful habits, and other team troubles

From CMSWire

The Tools Enterprises Need to Enable Hybrid Workplaces

Businesses working to balance employee demands for greater flexibility and accessibility with the need for security and accountability have many questions. Here’s what organizations are thinking as they consider their digital transformation plans going forward.

From NPR

Future of Work: Are Offices Still Worth It?

While many organizations are embracing the idea of hybrid work, others are requiring a return to the pre-pandemic norm of office-based work only. But are their motivations valid and will their insistence be helpful or harmful?

[Watch] Will Teams Reach the Maturity Required to Do Great Collaboration?

Watch now to hear what Workgrid's Frank Pathyil, Basecamp Co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson, and leading authority on collaboration and innovation Erica Dhawan had to say about how the digital workplace has changed and what it will take for organizations to deliver great digital collaboration.

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*Gartner, Take These 3 Actions to Make Digital Workplaces Happier, Faster and Smarter, Michael Woodbridge, Adam Preset, Craig Roth, 14 September 2021

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