The 8 secrets to workforce productivity

AdvancedBy Legal Futures Associate Advanced

Working practices changed overnight during the Covid-19 pandemic. New digital technology, including Cloud-based software solutions and online conferencing tools, has enabled millions to continue their day-to-day work with minimal disruption.

Our report provides insights into the way the last 18 months has impacted on employees and managers, revealing the lasting improvements which many are embracing and spotlighting the threats to mitigate from the experience. It also shines a light on the things that matter more than ever to employees and the changing expectations they have of their employers. We have identified some emerging trends in the way we work now and can gauge how reactions to these, by employees and managers, may shape the way we work into the future.

  • 1 in 4 18-24 year-olds use their bedroom when working from home
  • 32% say that too many notifications from messaging tools is also holding them back from being productive at work
  • When thinking about a return to the office, 47% are worried about maintaining a work-life balance – almost double that of those worried about keeping their job

What you’ll find in this report

Multi-tasking is over

People need chunks of time to focus, without distraction and constant changing of hats, to be most productive.

The work-life balance myth

The flexibility of remote working is accompanied by other challenges, including blurred lines between home and work life.

The Covid generation

Entry level and young employees have found remote working more difficult without in-person interactions and mentoring.

Leadership during a pandemic

Managers are under more pressure, giving extra time to their teams while meeting their own deadlines.

Future working habits

Hybrid working must be carefully planned, with the best technology tools and strategies to support employees and managers.


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