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Intro to Work Culture

Instructor: Jaime Neely
Work Culture
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The working world is evolving at an unprecedented pace and creating an innovative work culture is becoming top priority for organizations all over the world. Trend Hunter's Chief Culture Officer, Jaime Neely, introduces the concept of company culture and outlines the ever-increasing connection between culture and a company's ability to innovate. To enable companies to focus in on their own team cultures, she introduces Trend Hunter's framework on the 4 Es of Modern Work Culture.

The framework is inspired by research gathered from tens of thousands of professionals all over the world who participated in Trend Hunter's Innovation Assessment. Jaime introduces how technology, a younger workforce, the prioritization of work-life balance and diversity are shaping the future of work.
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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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Portable Productivity
Accessories that add additional screens to laptops are used for productivity
Trend - Tech companies are launching portable displays designed to attach to a laptop. These screens clip to the top or sides of a laptop, and are designed to provide workstation-levels of productivity in a portable scenario. These accessories improve the efficiency of remote and hybrid workers.
Workshop Question - How could your brand launch new products or services inspired by the lasting culture of remote work environments?
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Daily Automation
Advanced robots are being used to automate simple to complex tasks
Trend - Robotics companies are launching advanced robots capable of automating tasks in the workplace and the home. These robots have dexterous limbs, precision accuracy, and reliable problem-solving skills. Businesses are using these to automate simple and menial to complex jobs in the workplace.
Workshop Question - How could your brand benefit from access to advanced robotic workers?
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Neurodiverse Workplace
Companies are launching initiatives designed for neurodiverse workforces
Trend - Corporations are launching DEI programs and initiatives designed to support the careers and lives of neurodiverse employees. These programs ensure equality in hiring patterns, resource access, and worker compensation. These benefit businesses by improving employee satisfaction and retention.
Workshop Question - How could your brand ensure its DEI programs and initiatives make all potential employees feel welcome and supported?
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Remote Focus
Brands are launching technology designed for remote workers with ADHD
Trend - ADHD products are tools, technologies, or aids designed to help individuals with ADHD manage symptoms and improve organization, time management, and productivity. With the influx of hybrid and remote work models, consumers with ADHD often gravitate toward products that can be used at home without judgment.
Workshop Question - How can your brand accommodate different kinds of work models with regard to both products and operations?
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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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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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Reformed Routine
Social changes are influencing consumers to slow down and reassess their lives
Trend - More consumers in North America are adapting their priorities and routines to better align with their own happiness. This can involve consumers renouncing needlessly fast-paced lifestyles, quitting jobs in place of alternative opportunities, and generally focusing on their own happiness.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better align itself with its customers' or employees' values?
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Fashionable Workwear
People with jobs that require physical labor are offered elevated clothing
Trend - Jobs that require physical labor and workers being on their feet all day, including nursing and construction, are increasingly being catered to by fashion brands. Elevated workwear helps employees stay both comfortable and fashionable.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better balance both function and design?
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Focused Recruiting
Hiring platforms use more focused methods to ensure opportunity
Trend - Hiring platforms with focused recruitment pools are ensuring fairness in the recruitment process. These platforms offer opportunities for people who might otherwise be overlooked due to unconscious bias--including young workers, women, and people from low income backgrounds.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better prioritize inclusion in its recruitment practices?
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