More than half of the companies surveyed recently didn’t have formal policies in place, which can have a serious impact on current and future staff.
As companies continue to navigate the new normal of remote and hybrid work, it’s crucial that they establish clear expectations and guidelines for their employees. And unlike Disney and Twitter, it’s very important that they don’t change their minds randomly when the leadership changes.
Mercer assessed 749 organizations and found that 48% rely on informal and ambiguous guidelines to manage flexible work, 17% are completely hands-off, and only 34% rely on clear and transparent formal rules
However, a recent survey conducted by Mercer found that only a third of organizations have formal rules in place for managing flexible work. Mercer assessed 749 organizations and found that 48% rely on informal and ambiguous guidelines to manage flexible work, 17% are completely hands-off, and only 34% rely on clear and transparent formal rules. This lack of clear communication and expectations can have a serious impact on both retention and recruitment efforts.
And how effectively do companies communicate about the policies they do have? Fishbowl recently conducted a survey of 7,300 professionals about how well they understand their company’s plan for hybrid work. About half (50.8%) did understand their company’s hybrid work guidelines, but 49.2% did not. Not a good outcome.
I talk with 5 to 10 leaders every week on how to create effective hybrid work guidelines, and most of them don’t have clear ones for their employees. Yet when I ask them about their top concern, most say it’s hiring and retaining talented staff.
Read the complete Fast Company article BY GLEB TSIPURSKY: https://www.fastcompany.com/90859204/addressing-lack-of-hybrid-work-guidelines