The world of work is changing fundamentally and quickly. From mass migration onto digital platforms, a sharper focus on physical and mental wellbeing during the pandemic, through to an absolute necessity to deliver on equality and the climate crisis.
Rima Patel, Co-Founder at Impactful said:
What these multiple, intersecting challenges also present is an opportunity for forward thinking, innovative leaders to rebuild their organisations to create lasting commercial impact as well as proactively improve people’s lives and protect and regenerate the planet.
The report helps leaders think through how they can make the most of the opportunities that all these changes present and how they can transition smoothly from working during the pandemic into the post-Covid world.
It offers insights into designing spaces for collaboration, learning and wellbeing as well as how to benefit from hybrid working with the likelihood that the next generation will prioritise flexibility and remote work options.
The report highlights that almost one fifth of the workforce (16%) said they want to do more to help their community and society after the pandemic, suggesting that COVID-19 has continued the trend of drawing employees towards socially responsible organisations and opportunities.
Businesses are advised to identify social and environmental risks as business risks and become ‘learn-it-all’, not a ‘know-it-all’.
Matt Leach, CEO, Local Trust commented:
Coming out of lockdown, we needed fresh ideas and inspiration to help design new ways of working in the post-pandemic era. Impactful provided an abundance of that, engaging with staff and stakeholders, and surveying the changing external environment to produce a report and recommendations that both helped shape our vision and scoped out the practicalities of delivering it.