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Flexible work plays a key role in building organizational culture and has a significant positive impact on productivity, according to Future Forum’s Winter Pulse study, which was published today.
The Future Forum Pulse is a quarterly survey of more than 10,000 desk workers in the U.S., Australia, France, Germany, Japan, and the U.K. that has run continuously since summer 2020. Each spring and fall, we provide an in-depth report surfacing new findings about desk workers’ experience and expectations. Each summer and winter, we revisit findings from previous quarters and refresh the data to provide a “snapshot” of the state of the workplace.
Our winter survey, conducted in November and December of 2022, reveals that
“In the midst of economic uncertainty and a push to ‘return’ back to how things were in 2019, it is critical for leaders to figure out what works best for their teams today. The data shows offering flexibility not only boosts productivity and decreases turnover, but it also improves culture,” said Brian Elliott, the executive leader of Future Forum. “Giving employees choice in their day-to-day work while coming together in person with purpose is a highly effective way to drive employee connection and build trust.”
Explore the latest findings—including what motivates employees to come into the office, how flexibility leads to stronger business results, and who has access to flexible schedules—in the full Future Forum Pulse report.