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Adapting to remote work

A survey of enterprise professionals commissioned by Smartsheet, revealed 71% of technology decision-makers are rethinking their longer-term strategic decisions around workforce technologies.

Decision-makers globally are considering how technology can alleviate workplace culture concerns related to collaboration, work-life balance and productivity, brought on by the shift to remote work. 41% of UK respondents reported work-life balance difficulties and the risk of burnout as the most significant hurdle when supporting distributed workers.

Although UK leaders expressed less concern than US counterparts regarding support for remote working, this changes when it comes to looking to the future. Nearly two-thirds (62%) of US respondents feel their departments were prepared to dynamically adjust and respond to any disruptions. This was in contrast to only 39% of UK respondents. When asked what was needed to adjust effectively to any disruptions or changed priorities, UK respondents cited collaboration among peers (33%) as the most pressing need while the US cited strategic vision and guidance for company leadership (42%).

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