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Workplace: Evolution

Reimagining your workplace of tomorrow, today

Trust. Autonomy. Flexibility. Respect. Choice. Communication. Purpose. People want all these things, and more, from their employers. As a business leader, it’s not easy to meet individual needs while also continuing to create long-term value for your customers, investors and workers. It’s also hard to manage hybrid work models, when what works today may not work tomorrow. 

But there is a solution that’s right for you and your company, and PwC can help find it. The Human Ressources (HR) and technology specialists in our Global People and Organisation practice will work with you and your teams to help make the next phase of your workplace evolution successful—leveraging data insights and scientific intelligent analytics to inform strategy and enable optimal productivity. Let’s work together as a community of solvers to create a workplace that works — for everyone.

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How PwC solves for an evolving workplace 

Pilot. Test. Evolve. 

Real cultural and workplace changes are vital for a new vision to take hold. PwC's workforce specialists bring together the building blocks to help you take action, gain the trust of your people and drive lasting impact in the marketplace. 

Working alongside our experienced technology consultants, real estate and tax specialists and benefit and reporting teams, Pwc's community of solvers helps you tailor an innovative combination of policies and benefits, technologies and experiences that make sense for your organisation—and makes your people strategy real and enduring.

How we can help

As you think about the future, make sure to factor in your employees’ preferences and choices. The majority of workers today have new expectations about autonomy and they want flexible, remote work policies to continue. But there’s no one-size-fits all approach. PwC’s specialists experts can help you find the right mix, developing strategies that will help you attract and retain great talent, as well as increase engagement in ways that drive more sustainable productivity and performance.

72% of workers want a combination of working from home and working in the office. 
Source: PwC’s Hopes and Fears Survey 2021.

33% of workers would not accept a new role that did not offer remote working. 
Source: PwC’s US Next in work survey 2021.

Employees want to work for organisations with a strong purpose and commitment to ESG.

The COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the need for organisations to have adaptable and flexible workplaces that inspire creativity, collaboration, and community. And to do that, you’ll likely need a real estate portfolio that has the capacity to upsize and downsize to meet the ever-changing on site demands of your workforce. So, whether your company chooses to go “remote-first” or use an “office-centric hybrid” model in the near term, you’ll also need to have a longer-term workplace location strategy in place. PwC's teams can work with you to create a roadmap, with data-driven, decision-making tools to help guide your real estate and technology investments. 

87% of executives expect to make changes to their real estate strategy. 
Source: PwC’s Remote working survey Jan 2021.

77% are likely to reconfigure existing office space to accommodate for changes to work styles and location preference. 
Source: PwC’s Remote working survey Jan 2021.

Given the risk of remote work inequality in a hybrid environment, HR leaders must learn to lead and work in ways that are inclusive for both remote employees and those in the office. Reskilling and upskilling are also important.

To deliver on workplace digital transformation requires integrated and collaborative technology that people know how to use. PwC is here to help you develop a fully supported workforce and digital workplace strategy, as well as support your implementation of it, with cybersecurity being a top priority for the distributed workforce.

64% of workers believe that technology provides more opportunities than risk. 
Source: PwC’s Hopes and Fears Upskilling Survey March 2021.

48% of board members place managing data and security in their top three issues. 
Source: PwC’s CEO Survey 2021.

There was a 31% increase in cyber crime during the pandemic .
Source: securitymagazine.com

‘‘Remote working is just going to be part of how we do business in the future. With ongoing investments in technology, virtual collaboration will become a seamless part of the employee experience.’’

Chaitali Mukherjee, People & Organisation, Upskilling & Transformation Leader, PwC India

Explore the breadth and depth of our capabilities

We have the breadth of strategic knowledge and the hands-on implementation experience to help you unleash the human potential in your business.

Contact us

Peter Brown

Peter Brown

Joint Global Leader, People & Organisation, Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7789 003712

Bhushan Sethi

Bhushan Sethi

Joint Global Leader, People and Organization, Principal, PwC United States

Tel: +1 (646) 471 2377

Prasun Shah

Prasun Shah

Workday Practice Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7483 365055

Julia Lamm

Julia Lamm

Global Workforce Strategy Leader, Principal, PwC United States

Nicky  Wakefield

Nicky Wakefield

Global FS Advisory Leader, PwC Singapore

Craig  Hughes

Craig Hughes

Global Real Estate Leader, Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 207 212 4183

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