On Thursday, the technology giant Microsoft released its Work Trend Index 2022 that open up the figures related to the hybrid work arrangement post-pandemic time in India. The 2022 Work Trend Index Pulse report is extensively based on an external study of 20,000 individuals in 11 countries including India. The study reveals the multiple dimensions related to newly adopted hybrid work culture by companies across the globe, the report was surveyed from both the employees’ perspective and leaders’ point of view.
According to the first finding of the report, 93 per cent of employees in India report they are productive at work, but 91 per cent of leaders on the other hand say the shift to hybrid work has made it challenging to have confidence in employees being productive. Whereas the second thematic of the survey says that 93 per cent of leaders in India say getting employees back to the office in person is a concern on the other hand 91 per cent of employees desire to come back only if they will get more chances to get socialise with their coworkers.
Country Head – Modern Work, Microsoft India, Bhaskar Basu said “Thriving employees are what will give organizations a competitive advantage in today’s ever-evolving economic environment,”. On the learning and development aspect, a report unveils that 90 per cent of employees consider learning and development as the important element for staying longer in a company while 66 per cent of the employees think changing the firms can nourish their skills.
Apart from the findings of the study, the roundtable involved the attendees as CHRO of Freshworks, Suman Gopalan and SVP & Head HR of Shiprocket Saumya Khati who discussed the present approach of their company in complying with the new work culture and reaction of the employees over it. They also talked about the usage of technology in hybrid work mode and evolving significance of learning & development in the last two years.