This guidance provides practical advice for line managers and HR when either implementing a new or revising an existing Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
COVID-19 has set a precedent for different ways of working with remote and hybrid or agile working becoming the new normal. Roles previously considered unsuitable for a different way of working have been successfully undertaken for a long period of time with both employers and employees recognising the benefits. In particular:
- 92% of knowledge workers want to work remotely and 78% of businesses offer flexible working.
- Organisations are now considering adopting hybrid working longer term.
- This means the shift to Team and Zoom meetings and virtual training has removed social interaction and put people under pressure with fixed times for formal meetings rather than ad-hoc informal meetings. This results in reduced opportunities for creativity and innovation.