Whether your team is returning to the office for the first time since the onset of the pandemic or revisiting your policies to ensure they are right-sized for your workforce, these decisions are too important to make without robust and actionable data behind them. No matter the industry or location, make sure you are first asking the right questions that are informed by data and finding the right answers. Scrap the guesswork and gut instincts and instead rely on a holistic data model to get this moment right for your organization. Our data-driven, step-by-step guide helps leaders think about return to office policies differently by framing the conversation around the following:
- Productivity: First and foremost, what is the impact of different work configurations on true organizational productivity (when understood broadly and over the long-term)? How can that be quantified? How does this impact vary for different functions and seniority levels?
- Labor Supply/Demand: To what extent do the skills and expertise required for the organization’s success still exist within its historical in-office labor catchment area? Are competitor firms targeting the same talent? If so, in what volume and manner? How do these factors inform the cost and viability of different work configurations (return to same office, country, time-zone, etc.) now and in the future?
- Agility / Strategic Fit: Beyond labor productivity and cost considerations, how do different work configurations align with the organization’s current strategy and impact its ability to adapt to new internal and external shifts?