[ICTinfo] Hybrid and remote working changing working habits

Date of publication: 19.4.2023

The massive shift to remote and hybrid working during the pandemic has permanently changed the working habits of employers and employees, as well as job seekers. 1. Remote working is a permanent trend: As many as 87% of workers who want to change jobs are interested in hybrid or even remote working 2. Flexible working brings more happiness: Over 77% of workers who can now work where and when they are more productive work more hours than before, and 46% are more satisfied with their jobs. 3. Some would sacrifice pay for more time working remotely: Almost a third of workers (32%) who go into the office at least one day a week are willing to be paid a little less for the opportunity to do their work entirely remotely. 4. Benefits of working in the office: Almost two-thirds of professionals (65%) feel they have more effective relationships with colleagues they meet face-to-face, and more workers are more satisfied with face-to-face collaboration (49%) than virtual collaboration (31%). 5. Career prospects wherever they are: The majority of managers (82%) overseeing hybrid teams believe that office-based and remote workers have the same prospects for advancement.

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The economy, manufacturing, education and other sectors have been subject to increased pressures and changes in recent years as a result of the pandemic and the measures taken to contain it, as well as the Russia-Ukraine war, as confirmed by various surveys and analyses. The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector is also exposed to similar changes, but at the same time it is able to monitor, assess and control changes not only in its own sector but also in all other sectors, which has been a valuable help to all of them in recent years.

ICT helps businesses and institutions in all industries to organise work, adapt operations, streamline operations, process data, evaluate results, predict trends and discover new opportunities. And they enable schools and universities to implement hybrid forms of teaching and meaningful digitisation of learning processes.

This is why we have decided to publish regular summaries of information, assessments, analyses and studies by research and analyst companies that can help everyone to better monitor, learn about and understand changes and trends and to adapt more successfully to the new ICT era.

Prepared by the Department of Information and Communication Technologies in collaboration with Esad Jakupović

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