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FuturistU > Culture > Future-Proofing Work Culture > Module 4 / 5

Future of Work - Experience

Instructor: Jaime Neely
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More and more organizations today are beginning to implement employee experience strategies, as a way to better prepare for new hires. This module examines the growing importance of the employee experience and the positive impact it can have on a company's overall performance. It breaks down different components of the modern employee experience including perks, benefits and recognition. 

Work-life balance, another key pillar of the employee experience, is also discussed. We debunk the misconceptions of what really motivates a younger workforce, providing you with insight to create a customized experience for your own team.
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Workshop Question:
Describe your company's employee experience in three words. Would your colleagues say the same?
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Stability-Based Perk
Businesses reevaluate employee perks to center them around value and need
Implications - Brands have long addressed Millennial recruitment and retention with relatively superficial perks in the form of free liquor, snack fridges, in-office games and more–however it is slowly being understood that these perks are not what fosters happiness or longevity within a company. Businesses are adapting to new research surrounding this generation's preferred work culture by offering benefits that centralize around stability, income, professional advancement, and the prioritization of a work-life balance – all relatively practical values that have long been overlooked by employers when seeking out the Millennial recruit.
Workshop Question - In what ways can your business let go of stereotypes within the recruitment process, and how can it better value the practical and professional needs of its prospective and current employees?
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Inclusive Productivity
Inclusive management and productivity apps combat ageism in the workplace
Trend - Workplace management platforms are adapting to the varying needs of a multigenerational workforce--with UX, resources and tools that account for tech gaps between generations. These platforms ease processes and foster communication with the aim of achieving age-inclusive hiring and working environments.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better adapt to a multigenerational workforce with different strengths?
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ADHD Support
Virtual Platforms are Offering Convenient Access to ADHD Treatment and Support
Trend - Brands are launching virtual platforms designed to help workers with ADHD focus while working remotely. These platforms remove distractions, reward focused work, and use neuroscientist-backed methods to increase focus, all while being affordable and working around workers' busy schedules.
Workshop Question - How could your brand launch new products or services designed with remote work environments in mind?
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Everyday Web3
Web3 is integrated into everyday routines
Trend - Though the introduction to Web3 has had a shaky start, it's adoption in everyday routines and business practices is showcasing the real impact of the decentralized web. Customer service, online shopping, and even health care are enhanced by Web3 services when they're seamlessly integrated.
Workshop Question - How could your brand make new tech more digestible for its customers?
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Agile Workplace
As more offices adopt a hybrid model more flexibility is needed
Trend - The post-pandemic workplace demands more flexibility than before. The average office worker knows how to be productive from home, making the idea of being in the office full-time harder to justify. Thus, hybrid workplaces are more common than ever; however, these come with a unique set of challenges that organizations in the industry aim to solve.
Workshop Question - How has your workplace culture changed, and how can you make these changes work to your advantage as an employer?
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Focus Tech
Brands are creating products to help students concentrate
Trend - Brands are launching new focus-enhancing technology designed to help students better concentrate on their work in remote or hybrid learning environments. These products and features help immerse students in their school work, showcasing the benefits of technology in the classroom and eliminating procrastination and potential distractions from outside sources.
Workshop Question - How can your brand address the rapid changes that have influenced its industry?
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Wealth Accessibility
Gen X as a whole is more focused on building generational wealth
Trend - As a whole, Gen X is being very intentional about building generational wealth. This demographic is using family-centric investment and banking services to not just build wealth, but to establish financial literacy among family members.
Workshop Question - How can your brand prioritize accessibility in its area of expertise?
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Millennial Retention
Brands aim appeal to the Millennial employee pool with specific benefits
Trend - As Millennials grow older and more confident in their skills and work experience, they're becoming more valuable to brands. In order to better retain employees in this demographic, brands are offering benefits that are specific to their needs--including debt repayment and family planning.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better prioritize employee retention?
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Workplace Sabbatical
Businesses are establishing or highlighting workplace sabbatical programs
Trend - In an effort to reduce employee burnout and ensure retention, sabbaticals offered by companies are being established or if they already exist, emphasized as an employee perk. These programs are a benefit for employees who have spent several years at a company, and include weeks of time taking a break from work to explore passions, rest, or do volunteer work.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better invest in its employees' personal or financial wellbeing?
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Chat Commerce
Brands are enabling users to order and pay for products directly via messaging apps
Trend - Retailers are utilizing social messaging apps to allow shoppers to interact with businesses and pay for products while they remain in-chat. What this means is that shoppers can use their favorite messaging channels to discover products, place orders, make payments, and track packages.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better prioritize convenience and personalization?
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Work Protest
Office workers are protesting mandated returns to the office
Trend - Having grown accustomed to working remotely for several months, office workers are increasingly protesting mandates that require workers to go back to the office. Workers are now quitting, organizing against such policies, and/or ignoring these policies and continuing to work from home.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better prioritize flexibility for its employees?
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