Crafting a Culture of Purpose and Meaning to Meet the Challenges of Hybrid Work | Haworth

Crafting a Culture of Purpose and Meaning to Meet the Challenges of Hybrid Work | Haworth

A New Look at Work from Home

The last two years of change during the pandemic have been extreme and reactive. They’ve forced people to respond differently than they have in other disruptive situations. And now, amidst the challenges of hybrid work, people are learning to get things done in very different ways.

“We know business models and production methods are changing,” Cheryl said. “I think of 2020 and 2021 as years of unplanned reinvention. We were kind of forced to reinvent how we thought about work. How we thought about home. How we thought about learning. How we thought about healthcare. How we thought about public health.”

“In response, 2022 became the year where things got intentional,” Cheryl said. “There has been a lot of adapting and adopting new behaviors.“ She noted that 70% of the world’s most admired companies right now value agility, learning, and curiosity over career history when it comes to hiring. The talent crunch that began before the pandemic has become more exacerbated. As a result, companies and organizations are starting to re-evaluate how they value their teams and staff. As recruitment is at an all-time high, employers are offering more choices to match candidate expectations.

Purpose Matters

According to Cheryl, another important statistic to note is that 80% of job candidates under the age of 35 consider a flexible remote option key to accepting a position—and if that flexible remote option is not offered, they will look elsewhere. Data reveals that candidates are accepting substantially lower pay if the offers come from companies that offer remote flexibility; have a strong brand; and focus on beliefs and solid timelines around sustainability, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

A sense of purpose greatly contributes to overall satisfaction and personal satisfaction at work. Also, people are looking for viability and vitality. Employee health and well-being were important long before the pandemic, but they are now front and center of every organization’s planning.

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