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Key Learnings for Employers When Building the Workplace of the Future

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Here is the reality. Unless companies adapt to a new way of working going forward, they risk losing their most valuable resource. People. Getting this right by balancing the needs of the employer and employee is crucial to attracting and retaining top talent.

I talked to Chris Perrotti, chief of staff for LogMeIn, about research it conducted with Forrester Consulting for LogMeIn. Less than 1% of employees say their organization meets the key tenets of a flexible work program. It seems employers are falling short.

There seems to be a fundamental lack of trust between employer and employee. According to the report, 56% of employees say that they are more productive when working remotely. But only 5% of key company decision-makers say that they believe their employees are more productive working from home. Trust is a crucial element in making remote or hybrid working viable.

There needs to a shift in how employers assess performance. A move away from an "always on" culture to simply assessing if an employee is doing their work in line with expectations. An outcome-driven model is key. That requires radical transparency on both sides as to what the expectations are to get the job done.

This is a new way of thinking about employee........

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