Nine ways CIOs will fail to support hybrid work of 2022
Failure to keep a mixed work style can result in poor outcomes for IT companies
CIOs fail to support the growing trends and demands of hybrid work as it requires suitable investments, a new mindset, and widespread cultural changes.
In this article by Stephanie Overby, she talks about the post-pandemic era of work-from-anywhere, how CIOs fail to keep up with these trends, and how employees expect more flexibility and ability to work remotely. She also lists how IT companies struggle to support a hybrid work environment. Here are a few of them.
Continuing to follow the pandemic style of work environment rather than evolving with the post-pandemic hybrid style of the work environment. Bob Lamendola points out how IT companies had to acquire work from home during the pandemic actively. Still, in this era, companies should focus on maintaining the work from home and remote work style of the work environment.
Securing adequate investment from senior business leaders could be challenging as they first have to accept that a hybrid work environment is a new trend.
Remote connectivity is one of the most significant employee experience imbalances in the hybrid workplace, overlooking technology imbalance.
When cultural norms are not addressed in a hybrid workplace, it can cause failure.
The hybrid era requires IT companies to be nimble. Unfortunately, many IT companies fail to be quick and adaptive, leading to the failure to support a hybrid workplace.
Technology alone is not the solution for all difficulties; CIOs must partner with the HR department for a successful hybrid workforce.
Unable to keep up with the pace of change can become challenging for CIOs to have an efficient hybrid workplace.
Not having enough employee engagement can lead to the failure of the entire company. Upchurch says that to have an efficient work environment, employees should be heard and understand what additional resources might be necessary.
Retention of IT is critical for motivating and supporting IT techs. But, according to Avanade’s White, you can’t drive a differentiated experience unless you deal with it the old-fashioned way.
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