Stewart Butterfield, CEO at Slack
Businesses and their employees have seen a systemic change in working practices brought about by the pandemic. And it’s a brave (or blind) person who will argue this change won’t continue post-COVID. 72% of executives say that their organizations are adopting permanent remote-working models [McKinsey, 2021]. 95% of its staff would choose either full-time remote work or a flexible home-office split once lockdowns end [Forbes, 2021]. And 61% of executives say they are working to reimagine ‘work’ going forward [Deloitte, 2021].
With the inevitability of an on-coming train, this future world is hurtling towards us. Pressure is mounting on CIOs and CTOs to be ready – build the infrastructure, build the business case and work with other stakeholders to get ready for Work after COVID. To ensure employees can work effectively, and differently, it’s important to act now. Legacy technology, beliefs and working practices are holding back large-scale companies from adapting fast enough to meet the new world of work in 2021.
But what does this future world look like? Join us as we debate this topic and work to define a vision for the future of work after COVID.