We’re always connected. But are we connecting at work?
May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022
After the global pandemic forced almost every organization into the world of fully remote working almost overnight, we learned—a lot.
Two years later and against the backdrop of The Great Resignation and The Great Reshuffle, only a small fraction of any team—your team—feel like they are getting what they need and truly connecting on a human level.
People are not only experiencing a new world of work but living in a new world. It’s no surprise, then, that people’s fundamental idea of how to connect has also changed dramatically.
Our report, From always connected to omni-connected, shares new learnings about how omni-connected experiences strengthen culture, deepen trust and drive results. Omni-connected is the complete experience of work: of feeling connected, of being included and knowing we belong, regardless of our physical location.
As with so many other initiatives Accenture recommends to our clients, we test and refine them on our own organization first.
That is, we preach the power of omni-connected people because we’ve seen the benefits for ourselves. In truth, we had an advantage heading into the pandemic, since many of our people around the world had already worked remotely for years.
So, we were prepared to think about and set in motion a robust plan for helping our people feel even more connected and included, ensuring that they know they belong.
These actions guided our efforts about new, flexible ways of working.
We’re expanding our focus beyond “spaces and places,” instead seizing opportunities in reimagined experiences for our people, guided by an omni-connected approach:
Omni-connectivity creates a shared and equal experience, wherever you work from, whatever you work on and whoever you work with. It comes from the digital tools we use, our physical locations, our behaviors and the culture we create.
We’re also implementing immersive reality and metaverse experiences to help people connect in new ways, feel a deeper sense of community and experience our culture in a personal way.
And we will continue to evolve and enhance our approach as we learn more and shape industry-leading work experiences and practices where people can bring their best selves—not only to work, but also to their entire lives.