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UK Government finds no drop in productivity from hybrid working, but how can we boost it?
It’s important for managers to understand what their staff actually needs to be successful in their job. When Lucid conducted research, it found almost all of the C-Suite (90%) were concerned about how remote working was impacting productivity; conversely, three out of four employees (75%) were more concerned by their ability to collaborate.
The tools teams use at work need to give people a voice, spark creativity, and facilitate collaboration in order for hybrid, distributed workforces to engage, work and connect most effectively. For example, visual technologies such as virtual whiteboards can enable workers to share their ideas, no matter where they are based, and ensure ideas are not lost –as opposed to physical whiteboards or meetings that might be cleaned or forgotten within a day or two.
These kinds of tools also enable leaders to ensure every team member has the ability to speak up and share ideas, regardless of their location, background, primary language or personal collaboration style. This ensures a diversity of perspectives come to the table, leading to greater innovation, a more engaged workforce and overall more successful.
By going beyond just the simple Teams or Zoom calls and investing in visual collaboration tools, businesses can create a more agile way of working. Businesses can then become much more competitive, while their staff will feel fulfilled and supported in the work they do.