Chas Moloney, director for Ricoh Ireland and UK, recently delivered a keynote presentation to a full house at a ‘Future of Work’ event in the Dublin Chamber. He spoke about the prevalence of flexible working, the impact of creating an environment that empowers people and the importance of company culture.
Think about your workplace and workforce as it is now. Also, think about what those looked like five or ten years ago. You’ll probably find that the workplace and the workforce have changed quite dramatically.
With the introduction of more generations into the workforce, workstyles have evolved. However, for some workplaces, the technologies, processes and strategies are still the same. In order to empower people, enhance productivity and enable business growth in years to come, it’s vital to find out what your employees need in order to fulfil their responsibilities and thrive.
Establishing a positive and proactive culture that supports talent and utilises technology in an effective way will help your business to enjoy the benefits of the future workplace today. The thing to remember is that the best strategy will be different for every organisation and dependent on what your people want.
For some, it means the ability to work remotely. For others, it’s about work/life balance. But for every organisation, it’s time to be agile and embrace change.