The Essentials: Remote and In-Office Work

A look at one of the toughest topics of 2021 and why firms still struggle with return-to-office and hybrid work plans. Plus, what the office of the future looks like.

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Almost 70% of US firms say they plan to adopt some form of hybrid work plan for their employees. Many organizations feel they have no choice. Employees overwhelmingly want to spend at least part of their work week outside of the office, and with unemployment low and the percentage of people quitting at an all-time high, employees have some leverage.

At its best, a hybrid setup could increase flexibility for employees with no drop-off in productivity. At worst, however, it could wind up being a colossal failure for companies and employees alike. It’s still the early days of hybrid work arrangements, but Korn Ferry’s experts provide insights on how both leaders and their direct reports can make the best of it.

Will Hybrid Work … Work?

Everyone says they want it, but early adopters are running into problems big and small.

5 Time-Management Tips for the Hybrid-Work Era

Seven in 10 firms plan to have people work at home and at the office. How to make the best of that.

You’re Fired—for a Mistake on Zoom

A surprising 24% of executives say their firms have dismissed staffers for mistakes during virtual meetings, as office professionalism collides with remote work.

Office of the Future

Desk pods? Zoom booths? Briefings looks at some of the surprises workers may find as they return to offices.

The ‘Normalcy’ of Being Back at the Office

Going back to the workplace after so many months away is going to feel really strange, says Korn Ferry’s Andrés Tapia.