Even though it feels like we spent the last two years frozen in place, we all know that the business landscape is constantly evolving. Many things may have slowed down in the last eighteen months but so much is moving forward at an incredible pace. Here are the emerging trends you need to know about.
Climate Change Is On Everyone’s Agenda
Remember that every business and every customer is worried about climate change. Put your environmental strategy at the top of your to-do list. Push for more recycling and less plastic waste in the office. Encourage employees to bring reusable water containers to work. Offer incentives for employees to use public transport or to walk or cycle to the office. Consider the fact that customers and clients will be holding you to account on this issue.
Remote Working May Be Here To Stay
Conduct a financial review of the costs of your office space. Take ancillary costs such as energy bills and insurance into account as well as the rent. Weigh the benefits of a centralized workspace and a location to welcome clients against the opportunities provided by remote working. Embrace flexible working hours and the potential to find talent in other locations. Talk to your employees about their feelings on the issue. Invest in hardware and software for your teams to keep everyone on the same page. Create regular check-ins and reliable communication channels for those who are remote working. Look for ways that you can continue to build team spirit and morale from a distance.
Tech Changes And Challenges Will Continue
Keep up to date with the ways in which technology advances could impact your business. Consider how you can use AI software to improve your customer service and to improve your customer data. Look for ways that you can improve your cybersecurity and protect your business from hackers in the wake of the massive rise in cybercrime. Remember that there are many benefits of IT outsourcing, including expertise, experience, and timesaving. Find a company with demonstrable experience and expertise. Contact them to work on the right solution for your company.
Workforce Issues Continue
Learn about the great resignation fears that began in 2021. Work on ideas for incentives for your employees to stick with your business. Survey your workforce to identify issues that are important to them. Emphasize your commitment to flexibility. Offer strong pension options and health insurance. Create a positive working culture. Talk to your team about what benefits they would appreciate being added to their agreements. Put together options for team socializing and events.