Companies worldwide are thinking about what an ideal “return to work” scenario should look like for their employees. According to Forrester, a striking 75% of CEOs expect their office spaces to shrink. At the same time, it’s predicted that 70% of US and European companies will pivot to a hybrid work model post-pandemic. Yet every business currently stands at a crossroad: what is the best return to work strategy for their organization and how do they drive employee engagement while finding the right balance between in-person/remote work?  

After more than a year of working remotely, employees’ expectations of their employers have changed drastically. As a result, companies need to reassess their policies and working arrangements. Forrester analysts have been exploring which elements and strategies will help organizations recruit and retain the best talent and deliver greater employee experiences in the post-pandemic work environment. Their insights are outlined and explored across several reports, including:  

  • Your Virtual Office In The Cloud
    • This research explores the current state of virtual worlds in preparation for future uses, which will become increasingly important to the future of work.
  • Rethink Your Smart Office Strategy 
    • This report outlines five factors that drive employee engagement in the workplace: employee safety; space and resource efficiency; individual productivity; collaboration; and inspiration. 

If interested in accessing any of these reports and connecting further with a Forrester analyst about the future of work, please reach out to press@forrester.com.