November 6, 2020
New research conducted on behalf of eFax by independent research organisation Vanson Bourne, claims that the majority, more than three quarters (76 percent) of UK IT decision-makers believe their organisations could have made the transition to a hybrid workforce sooner, if they were aware of the pros and cons of moving to a hybrid working model, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic began.
The findings also suggest that whilst the majority (95 percent) of UK IT decision-makers are confident in the digital transformation steps they’ve put in place to enable the move to a hybrid workforce, they also identify significant risks if businesses do not make the transition.
“Progressive enterprise leaders understand their most important asset, their people”
Half of all UK IT decision-makers (51 percent) believe the inability to attract and retain talent and over a third (38 percent) believe being unable to accommodate family life, are big risks if business does not enable a hybrid workforce, and a further third (34 percent) believe it would risk a disengaged culture.
“This latest research from eFax shows IT decision-makers are confident in the digital transformation initiatives which enable the move to a hybrid workforce, said Scott Wilson, Director of Customer Experience, eFax. “The evidence shows the risks which exist if business does enable a hybrid workforce, and these impact people and culture, as well as the ability to be nimble and agile, to react quickly to market demands, continued Wilson.
Additional risks to the business identified by IT decision-makers as a result of not making a move to a hybrid workforce include:
• Inability to accommodate to all employees (53 percent)
• Inefficient work processes (32 percent)
• Unable to reap the same benefits as a fully remote organisation (30 percent)
“Digital transformation has accelerated across enterprises, said Wilson. “Progressive enterprise leaders understand their most important asset, their people, want to work in a new hybrid model and are fuelling the future of work, by embracing the digital transformation tools at their disposal.”
Image by Picography