Posted May 25, 2017 by Ryan Villanueva in Tech & Gadgets

Philippine employees open to flexi and digital workplace

New Work Styles and Organizational Conflicts Need to Be Addressed

It is evident that mobile professionals in the market are embracing flexi-work today, and organizations should look at new workplace practices, especially with the impeding influx of digital natives (born after 2000) entering the workforce for the first time.

A large majority of the respondents (84%) value work-life integration today, where the boundaries of work and life have blurred, but have enabled mobile professionals to be able to collaborate and work virtually.

The Study also found that organizations need to address several structural challenges within the workplace to ready themselves for the digital age, as well as flexi-work practices:

  1. Organisation’s Leaders are a key enabler to drive flexi-work practices in the workplace: Only 53% agree that their organization’s leadership is committed in bridging the digital skills gap in the workplace.
  2. Organizational culture is important: Only 50% agree that their organization has invested in culture development through training and development led by HR
  3. Access to newer, data-centric technologies to enhance collaboration and productivity: 46% feel that their organization has invested in analytics and data tools to help them make informed and timely decisions; 50% agree that their organization has given them tools to simplify workflows

New World of Teams Requires New Approaches                                                                            

Workplace shifts have undeniably resulted in new ways of work, where technologies have enabled increased collaboration between individuals and teams across geographies and groups. However, the Study found that there were certain gaps today that hindered collaborative and productive outcomes from teams.

The top challenges included:

  1. Teams take too long to respond to internal issues (29%);
  2. Too many face to face meetings that are taking up productive time (27%)
  3. Team members are not accommodating with flexi-work schedules (24%); and teams are too rigid and not open to new ways of work (24%)
  4. Teams are not open to new initiatives to improve processes (20%)

However, respondents feel that strong leadership and vision from team leader (52%), access to technology tools (50%) and diverse team members across job functions (40%) can help build more collaborative teams.

Ryan Villanueva

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