Workplace Trends to Know for 2022
The beginning of the year is often met with reflections on the past and predictions for the future. Workplaces experienced dramatic changes in 2021; along with these, there are some trends are on the horizon for the new year.
Here are a few of the most significant workplace trends for 2022:
- Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation—It is predicted that AI will be used even more, especially when it comes to repetitive tasks, allowing workers to focus on other areas that require creativity, imagination, high-level strategy or emotional intelligence. AI will not necessarily be replacing workers but will be giving them the opportunity to spend their time and energy on more important tasks.
- Increased focus on skills over roles—There is now a shift happening in which organizations are focusing on an employee’s skills rather than restricting their capabilities due to their job. By allowing employees to use all of their abilities regardless of job title, organizations can be more innovative and successful.
- Hybrid work—Organizations have realized employees thrive in hybrid work models because it allows them to be more flexible and have a better work-life balance. Many organizations are even going so far as to downsize their permanent office buildings to accommodate the fact that some employees are remote full-time or part-time, so less space is needed.
- Smarter staffing—Organizations are putting a new priority on staffing for resilience, even if it means having employees with overlapping skill sets. This was previously thought to be inefficient, but organizations find it helps employees maintain physical and mental well-being and provides more seamless transitions in which employees take time off or pursue new job opportunities.
Overall, workplaces are transitioning to become more flexible and adaptable to help improve worker satisfaction and increase business success. For more information about workplace trends, or to find out how to reduce your insurance costs call CMB at 780.424.2727 or click here to get a quote.