Unlocking the Power of Hybrid Work: 5 Guiding Principles from Cisco’s 3-Year Study | Kelly Jones on LinkedIn

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This past week, Kelly Jones, Cisco’s Chief People Officer, shared highlights from Cisco’s Future of Work Study—a study based on three years of data from over 13,000 Cisco employees. The study aimed to understand various aspects of the employee experience, spanning from pre-pandemic times to the pandemic era, office reopening, and beyond. It assisted Cisco …

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Making It Stick: The UK 4-Day Week Pilot One Year On | University of Cambridge, University of Salford, and Autonomy Research

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In February 2023, a team of social scientists from the University of Cambridge, working with academics from Boston College, published a paper on the results of a 6-month trial study on the 4-day workweek. The study, which is the largest of its kind, involved 61 UK organizations. The results showed that the 4-day workweek resulted …

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Exploring the Impact of Virtual Meetings on Cognitive Performance and Active Versus Passive Fatigue | Journal of Occupational Health Psychology

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As workers utilize various video chat platforms (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) to connect virtually with colleagues, I’ve shared research studies analyzing the effects of this communication channel on various outcomes, such as the energy levels of meeting participants and feelings of burnout. One study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology titled The Fatiguing Effects of Camera Use …

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Return-to-Office Mandate Updates from 7 Organizations | Brian Heger

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As more organizations announce return-to-office (RTO) mandates, here is my one-page cheat sheet featuring seven organizations that recently updated their RTO guidance. The included organizations represent just a sample of firms making changes to their RTO, and this resource can serve as a starting point for developing a more comprehensive listing. A few updates include Dell, which now requires …

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Has the Rise of Work-from-Home Reduced the Motherhood Penalty in the Labor Market? | University of Virginia and University of Southern California

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According to the LeanIn and McKinsey & Company’s 2023 Women in the Workplace Report, the largest study on women in corporate America, flexibility, such as the option to work from home (WFH), is highly valued by working mothers, with 57% stating they would leave their employer or reduce work hours without it. In a recent study by …

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How Generative AI Is Changing The Future Of Work: Navigating the Transformation to Come | Oliver Wyman Forum

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Many workers and leaders are optimistic about the transformative impact of Generative AI (GenAI) on productivity and how we work. According to this in-depth article derived from Oliver Wyman Forum’s new 99-page report, How Generative AI is Transforming Business and Society: The Good, The Bad, and Everything in Between,” it took the internet 17 years, and …

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2024 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends Report | Deloitte Insights

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Each year, HR practitioners and business professionals eagerly anticipate Deloitte’s annual Global Human Capital Trends report, a comprehensive analysis of key trends reshaping work, the workforce, and the workplace. Released this past week, the 2024 report identifies seven trends. With insights drawn from over 14,000 survey respondents across 95 countries, the report explores topics such as redefining worker performance metrics beyond productivity, …

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Generative AI and the Workforce | The Burning Glass Institute and SHRM

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The Burning Glass Institute, in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), has just released a 26-page report on how GenAI will impact industries, companies, and jobs and how it will reshape the economy. Utilizing data points from the report (e.g., industries, roles, etc.), HR can work with business leaders to ask and …

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9 Trends That Will Shape Work in 2024 and Beyond | Harvard Business Review

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This new article, authored by researchers from Gartner, offers insights into nine trends shaping work in 2024 and beyond. These trends encompass familiar topics such as AI in the workplace, the 4-day workweek, and the ascendancy of hiring for skills over credentials, such as academic degrees. They also cover less-discussed topics such as trend 9: Traditional stereotypes of …

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The Growing Inequality of Who Gets to Work from Home | Harvard Business Review

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This article explores the growing disparity in remote work opportunities, particularly emphasizing its prevalence in higher-paying roles that demand more experience, full-time employment, and advanced education. Drawing insights from a U.S. online job advertisement database, key research findings include: Work experience. Only 3% of entry-level jobs offer remote work options, while over 25% of positions requiring at least seven …

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