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Leadership First, Location Second

By Wayne Turmel Co-founder of the Remote Leadership Institute and co-author of the Long-Distance Leader

No matter how you feel about it, remote work is here to stay. As leaders, how confident and comfortable you are with this shift will depend on your own experiences, background, and even your seniority. There are very real changes involved in working remotely or in hybrid teams, but there is good news: when we take the time to be intentional, the proper courses of action become clear.

Why Now is a Moment That Matters

By Kevin Eikenberry Thought leader, multiple bestselling author and co-founder of the Remote Leadership Institute

The game has changed. Our role as leaders in this time of unprecedented change is to look outside ourselves – to consider the needs and experiences of our teams, customers and communities. When we do that, we will serve everyone – including ourselves – far better.

A Recipe for Hybrid Working

By Jordi Largo Director, Liquid Workplace Business, NTT DATA EMEA & LATAM

Our physical and digital working environments are converging at breakneck speed, and few organizations would claim to be ready. Preparedness is often seen as a purely technological responsibility, but a broader set of ingredients is required for a truly successful strategy. As workplaces become more ‘liquid’ and organizations refine their post-Covid working practices, the key lies not just in tools and infrastructure but in behaviors that allow for understanding, organizing and optimizing work within this new hybrid environment.

How to Make the New, Hyper-Connected World of Work Work for Everyone

By Anna Budde Chief Marketing Officer, NTT DATA DACH

Successful leadership in today’s world of hybrid work requires a reset in how we manage and empower our teams. Leaders should focus on facilitating social connections and creating a fertile breeding ground for innovation by establishing the structures for employees to communicate and collaborate across boundaries.

5 Minutes On… The Human-Centric Digital Workplace

By Vishal Brown Chief Evangelist and Digital Workplace Leader, NTT DATA Services

Workforce Transformation: An Employee Perspective

By Kunal Koul Managing Director, Digital Consulting and Advisory, NTT DATA Services

As we all adjust to post-Covid life, companies are reassessing their workplace processes and procedures – figuring out what’s working, what isn’t, and what the future holds. How can companies establish the foundations that allow them to fully realize employee potential in a hybrid working world?

New Work: Is the Great Resignation Finally Making Us Think Differently?

By Dr. Johanna Bath Hybrid work advisor and founder and CEO of Talentista Now

Few companies have fully grasped the reality of today’s New Work challenges. The majority seem content to wait and see – but this complacency could mean the difference between moving ahead and lagging behind. There is a lot at stake, and to make a success of the new world of work leaders need to move on from technology and team leadership and focus on strategy at a higher level.

Designing the Future Workplace

By Soumyasanto Sen Leader in digital strategy, workforce transformation and future of work, and author of Digital HR Strategy

The impact of the pandemic and advancing technologies have made designing the future workplace a complex task. As well as focusing on flexibility and comfort, a good workplace design must support collaboration, interaction and innovation – and have connectivity at its heart. The interoperability and opportunities presented by the metaverse may hold one of the keys to overcoming legacy problems and providing your employees with the best possible experience.

Better Communication: Understanding the New Language of Digital Teamwork

By Erica Dhawan Leading expert on digital teamwork and author of Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance

For many years now, there has been miscommunication happening in the workplace. It’s not just about age or technology – it’s because we didn’t have a rulebook for our body language in a digital world. One of the crucial cornerstones of this new way of working is ‘communicate carefully’ and, given how central reading and writing comprehension is to our hybrid work lives, reminding ourselves what good communication looks like is critical to being a conscientious colleague. As our workplaces have become increasingly remote, these principles should be at the forefront of all that we do.

Effective Change Management for a Resilient Workforce

By Julia Rumpel Senior Change Management Consultant, NTT DATA DACH

Change management ensures organizations can implement new ways of working, new technologies and new methodologies – as well as cultural and mindset changes – without losing employee traction and engagement. This vital element of project delivery keeps people and productivity on side while shifting business foundations towards the future.

The Hybrid Office: A Work in Progress

By Klaus Strack Managing Director, Business Unit Germany, NTT DATA Business Solutions

As interactions between corporate teams reach the point where virtual is as effective as in-person, the very nature and purpose of the physical office has permanently changed. Hybrid working has proven productive for organizations and rewarding for individuals, and is here to stay. Rather than cling to the past, we must embrace the opportunities of this new post-pandemic business environment – and as such improve speed of decision-making, efficiency of operations and the wellbeing of the entire workforce.

5 Minutes On… Protecting Mental Health in a Hybrid World

By Laura Lipponen People Function, Global Leadership Development & Diversity, Expert Health & Wellbeing, NTT DATA Business Solutions AG

Connecting Your Hybrid Workforce

Recent research from NTT showed that over 90% of organizations recognize the value of employee experience to their strategy, or as a crucial strategic differentiator, but just 25% fully agree that the value of EX is understood and embraced across the enterprise. Forward-looking organizations have moved ahead with secure-by-design digital transformation to enable hybrid working – and are reaping significant rewards. But can leaders, managers and employees agree on what the future of work should look like?

Gen Z at Work: What Young Professionals Expect From Leaders

By Palmer Montalbano Business Consultant, NTT DATA Services

As we strive to make sense of the global changes around us and balance our working and personal lives, the expectations of leadership have changed too. As consumers, Gen Zs are particularly known to hold organizations to account, and they’re no different in their expectations for work.

Mind the Gap: Addressing the Current Shortage of Digital Skills to Meet the Needs of the Future

By Pam Chase Former SVP HR, NTT Data UK

The demand for digital skills is only accelerating as organizations embrace hybrid working. To meet the demands of the future workforce, training – for everyone, no matter where they are in their careers – is essential to ensure the digital skills gap does not hold your organization back.

Hybrid Happiness: Designing the Work Environment of the Future

By Ioana Zdrenghea People Experience Manager, NTT DATA Romania

With organizations currently looking at an increasingly detached workforce and a fierce talent war, a human-centered approach to HR is certainly gaining traction. This is where design thinking comes into play – to remain competitive, companies need to involve people in co-designing an environment where they want to show up.

Looking Back to Get Ahead

By Gethin Nadin Award-winning psychologist and author of A World of Good: Lessons from Around the World in Improving the Employee Experience

Looking back has always been a crucial part of moving forwards. Understanding the history of the workplace can help business leaders to accelerate their path to success in the future. The best advice for delivering a great employee experience, that will attract and retain the best people, is hidden in our past.

Employee Wellbeing is the Core of Connected Workplaces

By Laura Lipponen People Function, Global Leadership Development & Diversity, Expert Health & Wellbeing, NTT DATA Business Solutions AG

Leaders will need to learn to manage wellbeing and the social aspects of team relationships, if they want to successfully build connection and productivity in the workplace of the future.

How Data Can Enhance the In-Office Employee Experience

By Eduardo Tarasca Product Marketing Director, NTT Smart World

In a world where talent is demanding flexibility and employers want connection, data can provide the answer. Using the data you already have available in your office building can help you both to maximize resources, and make the office attractive to employees.

Responsible Freedom: Creating the Connected Future Workplace

By Miguel Teixeira CEO, NTT DATA Americas

The pandemic forced businesses and organizations to abandon the physical office and adopt remote working. But with Covid now seemingly behind us, and hybrid practices well-established, is there a danger that without face-to-face interaction, organizations will lose the very thing that keeps them connected?

Essential Skills in a Digital Future

By Isabel Amor Cordero Liquid Workplace Manager at Talent & Transformation, NTT DATA EMEAL

Digitally enabled collaboration through hybrid working models now seems critical to all our futures. The question is, are you ready? Alongside technological advances, your employees will need new skills and capabilities to thrive.

Nurturing Inclusivity and Productivity in a Hybrid World

By Pragya Limbu Principal Consultant, Business Consulting, NTT DATA UK

Businesses must continue to navigate the evolving relationship between employers and employees to ensure a happier and productive workforce. Setting clear expectations and empathizing with individual motivations and priorities encourages transparency, and helps to build a trusting culture in the organization.

Smart Learning: The Positive Effects of Digital Training on EX

By Sara Manocchio Associate Manager, HR Transformation Practice, NTT DATA Italy , Michela Romeo Senior Consultant & Employee Experience Lead, HR Transformation Practice, NTT DATA Italy

Many things are shaking up the labour market at the moment, with added pressure to stem the flow of the ‘great resignation’. In our current context, employee experience (EX) is more important than ever. Here’s how organisations can use digital training and smart learning to keep employees happy.

Overcoming Automation Anxiety

By Deana Rhoades Senior Director, Data Intelligence & Automation, NTT DATA Services

From data privacy to employee job security, there are a number of reasons why businesses might be anxious about automation. NTT DATA looks at how it has helped various health insurance companies overcome their fears and live happily (and profitably) alongside automation.

White Paper: Accelerating to an Intelligent Enterprise

What does it take to build an intelligent enterprise? The combination of human intellect and the computer’s proficiency in performing rules-based tasks creates a hybrid ability far better than man or machine can achieve alone. To become a digitally optimised organisation, and sustain it, companies need a clear understanding of what they hope to gain, plus a cohesive plan to bring technology and people together for the maximum benefit.

The Beating Heart of Sustainability: People

By Denisa Potra Head of Administration, NTT DATA Romania

The world is online, working remotely, clocking long hours from unusual locations. It’s important to remember that the workers that sit behind the screens and keyboards are people, and they need more than just another KPI to keep them connected and engaged

Working Without Boundaries and the Enterprise of Tomorrow

By Adela Negru Chief Human Resources Officer, NTT DATA Romania

Agile organisations are defined by how closely they’ve looked at costs, technology and digital innovation and leveraged these to survive in times of uncertainty. Learning from this approach, businesses can reap the benefits of cultural flexibility, process agility, and operational adaptability – allowing employees to work without boundaries while still achieving benchmarks of productivity.

The Surprisingly Simple Formula for Smart Working

By Caterina Limido Operations & Employee Transformation Manager, NTT DATA Italia

As we enter a new era of work, three key elements can help employee and employer alike respond favourably to the shift: communication, learning and a reimagined workplace. Taken together, these elements offer a model for truly smart working.

Leadership in Lockdown

By Chris Jones Sector Lead, Government and Social Enterprise, NTT DATA UK

Understanding how best to care for your employees, as we transition into a post-pandemic working environment, stems from a strong company culture. With culture as the foundation, leaders can protect and promote wellbeing, authenticity and effective communication.

Design in a Remote World

By Dominic Quigley Creative Director, Tangity

Even as we return to the physical office as the effects of the pandemic begin to subside, remote working is here to stay. And there are few disciplines which rely on in-person collaboration for innovation as much as design. By embracing new technologies, we can not only facilitate but also improve ways of working.

Distant, but close: a new way to experience spaces in the “liquid” office

By Pietro Scarpino Head of the Internet of Things Service Line, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality

The experience of the past months has been an opportunity to reflect on the office of the future. Here's how we imagined it. Translated from Italian

You Have Never Been More Important

By Jonathan Brown Performance & Stress expert, coach & author

In times of crisis, the foundation of leadership and trust is the three Cs: competence, caring and character. It is vital leaders communicate with and support their people. Never has strong leadership been more important.

Purpose Begins at Home

By Paul Skinner Corporate purpose expert and author of Collaborative Advantage

The pandemic has forced us to reconsider conventional approaches to management as we are united in a common experience, barriers between the professional and personal are blurred, and ultimately we realise our stakeholders are human. There is now huge potential for positive change in both social and economic spaces, if organisations look for the opportunities for good.