As we step into a new decade, we see trends emerging and changing the way we work and live. Newer work practices of video conferencing technologies and flexible working policies welcomed. This is to utilize artificial intelligence in the setting of a modern workplace. We are likely to see that these trends will continue to evolve with a few new trends coming up in 2020.
To that end, home-based work could lead to saving of nearly 3 million tons of carbon emissions in the UK alone, says a recent report. There has been a rise in concern about how human actions could leave an impact on the environment. Furthermore, augmented awareness about how to diminish the carbon footprint on the earth is influencing corporate policies. It is likely that more organizations would start supporting remote work policies solely for environmental reasons.
Generation Z Pushes for Flexible Working Policies
A case in point is the city of San Antonio, wherein legislation asks businesses to encourage employees to work four days per week. The move is a sanction of more flexible working hours. This saves daily travel of individuals to and from work considerably. This is likely to better the quality of way and lessen damage to the city ozone layer. In this direction, The Philippines has passed a new law too. It allows employers in the private sector to offer remote working, thereby saving on valuable resources and energy.
Generation Z is set to likely to account for a major chunk of the workforce. Nearly 65 million of the people of generation Z expected to begin their career in this decade. As such, employers need to understand that various ways this generation works. They also need to ensure that they are able to draw the attention of the millennials and retain them in the workforce of the company. This is especially more important as there exists a skill gap across sectors.
Another key element of starting a purposeful and meaningful career path would be to provide encouragement to the employees to pursue their hobbies outside of work. This could lead to an improved and stronger focus on the flexible working hours and enables improved work-life balance.