Hybrid Policies, Data Sharing Among Workplace Emphasis for 2023

Even as we move further away from the pandemic, the impact has changed the workplace forever.   January 6, 2023

By FacilitiesNet Staff

As we turn the page to 2023, the evolving workplace of how and where employees do their jobs will continue to be a burning issue among facility managers. Even as we move further away from the pandemic, the impact has changed the workplace forever. 

How offices should operate and how they adjust to the evolving needs of employees and other building occupants is the focus of a report titled “2023 Workplace Predictions Report” from Eptura, a worktech software solution company. Information from the report comes from 6,000 employees from around the world. 

Key takeaways from the report include: 

  • 2023 will be the year of more deliberate and effective hybrid policies: Employees who are aware of and understand their company’s hybrid policy shows a positive correlation with how they feel about their organization. 
  • 2023 will be the year to magnetize the workplace with in-person collaboration: 45 percent of employees see the improved ability to meet with colleagues in-person as a value of going into the office. 
  • Facility operations and asset management will be reawakened by actionable data science: Data will be more easily shared across disparate workplace, asset, and inventory systems through operationally rich data feeds integrated with built-in AI and machine learning. 
  • Organizations will become more adept at anticipating and addressing the associated challenges of workspace demand: It’s time to tame the mid-week mountain, where employees only occupy the office from Tuesday to Thursday, and leverage worktech to manage demand, as  43 percent of organizations do not have a way to reserve individual or collaborative spaces in advance. 
  • Smarter automation will facilitate change management: Workplace and asset managers understand the necessity of integrated solutions, and even more so the importance of a seamless experience. To avoid the workflow disruptions that often come with upleveling tech, they will turn to smart automation to manage the assets that bind the enterprise workplace experience together. 


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