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The hybrid workforce is one of several trends reshaping how work gets done, now and in the future. To facilitate a productive, innovative future, CIOs must heed these common missteps.

CIOs supporting a hybrid mix of in-office and remote workers, and those who float between, need to implement new tools and strategies to get it right. But they will also need to change how they think about hybrid work, which analyst firm Forrester characterizes as 'messy' even as it says 51% of organizations are moving in this direction.

Hybrid work is often thought of in terms of location, according to a November Gartner report. 'If leaders focus on location alone, they'll miss much larger benefits . including flexible experiences, intentional collaboration, and empathy-based management,'' the report cautions.

While the latest spending forecast from Gartner shows continued growth in enterprise IT spending, how budgets are invested is set to change

The latest IT spending forecast from analyst Gartner points to a 2.4% increase in IT spending this year. This figure is down from the previous quarter's forecast of 5.1% growth. Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $4.5tn in 2023.

In spite of this revised expectation, Gartner's forecast shows that enterprise IT spending is set to remain strong.

IT Hiring: How To Find The Right Match
The Enterprisers Project, January 18th, 2023
The most successful organizations know how to hire the right people. Here's why employee mission alignment is key to business success

This past year has been full of employee retention and job security challenges. In the spring and summer, leaders were tasked with combating The Great Resignation, 'quiet quitting,' and the ongoing technical skills gap. Now the tables have turned: Many employees risk losing their jobs with massive layoffs in the tech industry.

At its core, the employer/employee relationship must be mutually beneficial. Power dynamics are constantly shifting depending on the state of the job market, but to find the best match, companies and individuals should focus on aligning mission and values.

HR professionals are working outside their comfort zones to deal with the effects of post-Covid on the labour market as firms get ready to start a new year of operations.

When the markets fully reopened in 2022, managing, keeping, and reskilling personnel remained a difficult task for HR departments. The Great Recession, the health and financial crises, and the War for Talent caused a shift in priorities, which led to the creation of new employment roles in the workplace.

Having said that, unlike difficult economic times, the upcoming year is anticipated to provide an enhanced scope of profitability.The HR plans for 2023 will focus on bridging skill gaps and talent shortages as well as enhancing employee performance and experience because this field is always changing. Cutting-edge trends will result from this, enabling people's culture and performance.

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