Welcome to 2024! It’s hard to believe we are into February already. I hope you all had a chance to take a break over Christmas and feel ready to take on whatever this new year throws at us.
I heard an interesting word the other day – Superiofficey. Apparently this means a sense of superiority for those who choose to work in an office. A common belief is that being in the office may lead to better opportunities, and a sense of recognition and appreciation.
In contrast, a recent McCrindle survey of over 1000 Australians found that 14% want to work from home all the time, 62% want a hybrid version and 25% want to be in the office all of the time. Given these results, it seems likely that hybrid is the trend that we will continue to see across all sectors.
61% of hybrid model supporters felt it gave them better work life balance and 49% felt it gave them more deep reflecting time. On the flip side, being in the office does build strong relationships with colleagues, leaders and it encourages collaboration. Clearly giving people the choice of where they work, will be the greatest transformation in the way we work and present the greatest challenges for leaders.
In a recent podcast with Ashley Fell from McCrindle, we unpacked the McCrindle survey results and some of the key takeaways included:
- Leaders must be adaptable and understanding of generational differences to foster a cohesive and productive workplace.
- Generation Z and Alpha are shaping the future of work and consumerism; businesses need to anticipate and adapt to their unique needs.
- Remote work isn’t just a trend; it’s a fundamental shift in how we operate, requiring intentional effort to maintain inclusivity and support.
- Migration trends and housing market challenges have a significant impact on the workforce and require thoughtful leadership to navigate.
- An aging population presents both challenges and opportunities for industries, and strategies to engage young talent are crucial for sustainability.
You can listen to the full podcast here.
In the ever-changing landscape of the real estate industry, leadership is no longer measured solely on numbers. The health of your team, the atmosphere you foster and the lasting impact you make are also under the microscope.
Join the RiSE Leadership Advance conference in Sydney on the 18 & 19 April and you’ll walk away with expert strategies and advice to ensure your team and your business thrive in 2024 and beyond. Register here.
Until next time.
CEO, Real Estate Industry Partners
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