Productivity Trends for 2021 and the Future

 

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Even though we are living in uncertain times, there are trends emerging. These organizing and productivity trends started during the pandemic and are taking shape to have a big impact on us and how we get stuff done.   Check out these trends for 2021 and the future.

Remote Work Is Here to Stay

Towards the end of 2021, the hybrid work trend came into being more as the norm. More people had the opportunity to work part time at home and part time at the office. Remote work is here to stay because people can be especially productive in different spaces and with different types of collaboration.  Look to improve your productivity remotely with using trusted tools that work in any space.

 

Freelance Work Is Creating Opportunities for Companies and Workers

The “Great Reshuffle” is giving new opportunities to all who seek meaning in what they do every day and the values of those they work with ongoing. Your strengths and skills open up next steps for you.  Be prepared and organized about how you seek new opportunities in order to give you the best flexibility and opportunity. Keep your new contacts readily accessible on your devices and keep your skills sharp with training.

 

Automation Is the Future

Technology, organizing and productivity have been intertwined for years. There are more apps and automation that make work effortless. Data collection and review have become a part of every process. This information helps you determine priorities and focus.  Investing time in automation give you greater income and greater opportunity. Some of these apps include Calendly for meeting clients, Zapier for essential actions in business, and Hootsuite for social media marketing.

 

Healthy Work-Life Balance

Statistics share how work-life balance and relationships are our priorities.  One in five have met their colleagues’ pets or families virtually and one in six (17 percent) have cried with a colleague this year. The new connection to who we are and what we believe in has helped us see what is truly important.  Taking care of ourselves has become critical after difficult times.  Create your own healthy balance using time blocks to get work done and have fun.

 

Lead your industry and business by using these trends. This information will  help you bring more focus to your own work this year and going forward.

2 replies
  1. Seana Turner
    Seana Turner says:

    These are so interesting to consider. I used to look forward to whatever Faith Popcorn came out with regarding trends. I’m watching the young adults I know and I definitely agree that they hybrid work will be the new trend, which can go “all virtual” at any moment (except for daughter who works in a hospital – that is just “business as usual”).

    I also agree that there is more awareness of the need for work/life balance. Time blocks are terrific. I’m trying to harness them more!

    Happy New Year, and here’s to a great 2022!

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