We are all hoping to be able to capitalise on new trends and changes of direction to help foster our ambitions and achieve our goals in the New Year. To keep ahead of the curve, it’s important to take account of the latest drivers of change that look set to influence our lives for the long term from driver and supply chain shortages, the challenges of hybrid working, and the demands of new taxation.
What does 2022 hold?
Despite continuing uncertainty over the progress of the pandemic, a picture is emerging of what life will look like in 2022.
Flexible and hybrid working looks set to remain in place as organisations find efficiencies in flatter structures and discover the benefits of improved employee engagement. The digitisation of the workplace and the drive to support individuals in technical upskilling will gather pace. Inevitably, the metaverse will grow in parallel with the physical realm, and the use of AI and automation will continue to change the nature of work.
The job market is becoming ever more competitive with high volumes of vacancies signalling the need for skilled individuals within the workforce. The issue of visibility amongst leaders, and a hunger for authenticity is affecting the way brands operate. And there has never been a greater focus on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Below we look at some specific challenges that may affect the way your business operates in 2022, and how you can prepare to tackle them head on.