Resetting Normal: Defining the New Era of Work

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in pivotal shifts in attitudes and expectations among workers and leaders, as both call for permanent changes in how and where we work, workplace relationships and future skills, according to new research from the Adecco Group.

The Adecco Group today unveiled the results of its latest study, Resetting Normal: Defining the New Era of Work, examining the expected short- and long-term impact of the pandemic on resetting workplace norms. Fieldwork was conducted in May 2020, with 1,000 office-based respondents (aged 18-60) in each of Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the UK and the USA.

Download the full report and find out more about the following conclusions:

  • Workers demand greater flexibility after coronavirus, with a 50/50 split of remote and office time confirmed as the universal ideal
  • Questions raised over the hours-based contract, with 69% saying contracts should be based on results delivered rather than hours worked
  • Boom in digital skills an unintended consequence of lockdown, with tech knowhow improving for six in 10 (61%), and two thirds (69%) eager for further digital upskilling post-pandemic
  • Leaders need to reinvent themselves as more emotionally intelligent, but they are not prepared, as less than half felt equipped to support employees holistically during the pandemic