Professors Na Fu (HRM) and Wladislaw Rivkin (Organisational Behaviour) spoke to the Irish Examiner about the benefits of hybrid working.
Na Fu urges employers to see it as an opportunity. “First we had the great reshuffling as we adjusted to working from home,” she says. “Then there was the great resignation as many quit their jobs. Now, we’re embarking on the great evaluation. It’s a chance for us to re-evaluate our work cultures and to take time to decide how we want to work in future. This conversation between employers and employees needs to begin now. If it doesn’t, we will have lost a great opportunity.”
Wladislaw Rivkin agrees: “We all want to be the authors of our own lives and giving people autonomy in how they shape their work and time is a big way of contributing to that.”