Mutual trust between business leaders and their people is key to creating great places to work when considering new hybrid workplace models, according to a new report commissioned by Kent and Sussex based law firm, Rix & Kay.
The report entitled, ‘Making a hybrid workplace a great workplace’ considers a range of leading research conducted by the likes of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Microsoft’s 2021 Work Trends Index. It suggest that building on greater levels of mutual trust within an organisation and its people can significantly reduce stress at work, increase wellbeing and increase productivity.
The report also focuses on organisations looking to re-shape their workplaces as they emerge from the pandemic and look to adopt hybrid working models including flexible working; smart working; working 3:2; and distributed working. The report concludes that those organisations who actively seek to earn trust, build trust and maintain trust will be the winners.
“This is a once in multiple generations opportunity to reshape workplaces for good for employers, their people and clients. If we can get this right, businesses will experience better outcomes, attract and retain great clients, recruit the best people creating a better future of work for us all.” (Richard Cripps, Managing Partner)