Mumbai: Change is the only constant in the world. This also holds true in future of work and that of workplace. The work place environment and work culture is going to offer a greater flexibility for workers as far as career path is concerned, says a PwC study.
According to PwC study, two-third of the surveyed employees say workers themselves will hold the key for their future career path where their employers will have a limited power. Similarly, 63% say the eight-hour workday will become a thing of past, and 68% say that remote workplace will replace traditional office.
Padmaja Alaganandan, Leader – People and Organisation, PwC India said “It is clear that the future of work and that of the workplace is changing rapidly. While there is still a sizeable segment of workforce which prefers to operate in traditional models, many others are opting for entrepreneurial and network based models which engage with an ecosystem of partners and collaborators. Successful organisations will be those that create ways to engage with all of these segments in a way that helps them access skill requirements at the same time manage their economic outlays too.”
The appeal for work from is growing as 38% surveyed employees say they are able to work from home at least once a week. Employees getting benefits of flexi work have notably higher job satisfaction than those who aren’t allowed the same perk.
Small is beautiful as far as learning and development opportunities are concerned. Nearly 80% of small business employees say they feed appreciation and get reorganization. Further the study finds that, 76% of workers believe that benefits and healthcare will be squarely their own responsibility, rather than their employers’.
PwC conducted two online surveys in May 2016 with sample size of 1,385 workers based in the USA.