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Udemy's New Report For Businesses Highlights The Most Important Workplace Trends We Can Expect To See In 2022

Udemy for Business has recently published a comprehensive paper, detailing the top 2022 workplace trends that we can expect to see for the upcoming new year.

Udemy for Business is a platform geared around conducting courses and lessons on effectively guiding and managing a workforce, which is honestly the sort of service that many CEOs and businessmen could very heavily benefit from. Allow me to make a very pointed figurative gesture at Jeff Bezos, who built a multi-billion-dollar empire on the near-broken backs and inaccessible bathroom breaks of thousands of employees. At any rate, late-stage capitalism notwithstanding, the platform’s report regarding the top upcoming working trends goes into elaborate depth regarding many of the key components needed to effectively and efficiently run a business in 2022. We’ll be looking at some of the key components they discuss in this article, and the entire paper itself will be linked down below for our more curious readers to examine at their behest.

Communication and teamwork naturally remain paramount pillars of an effective and healthy work environment, however the medium of said communication has certainly evolved over the past two years. 2020 introduced us to remote working as a form of conducting one’s business online, and while things may have returned to a semblance of normalcy in more recent times, it seems like this is a habit that’s here to stay. This makes sense, really, since conducting one’s business online is honestly much more efficient for all parties involved; managers don’t have to worry about office conditions and the physical work environment, while employees don’t have to worry about overtly strict and formal self-presentation. However, remote work means that employers need to be more assertive in establishing deadlines, since those are really the only major concern left. Team building is yet another important facet of communication that can be conducted online, thus normalizing everyone to the working conditions that they’ll be under.

Leadership and management is yet another one of the pillars that keeps any successful business standing, and Udemy’s report emphasizes that these skills aren’t just for managerial positions; as a matter of fact, they should be employed by everyone across the board. Businesses can facilitate this by conducting workshops and seminars on the subject, with data displaying that leadership training being extended to the entire workforce led to businesses performing 4.2 times better than ones that forewent such actions. A major focusing point for businesses across 2021 was the further implementation of diversity across the board; this behavior must extend beyond the boundaries of tokenism, and potential clients or employees need to see more diverse taskforce in order to feel more comfortable in dealings with the associated business.

Productivity and collaboration has taken on an entirely new meaning with the advent of remote working. Since much of our work is now conducted online, all employers and employees alike need to adjust to communicating via social media platforms. The likes of WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram are now being used rather commonly between employees, when a few years’ past they’d have been considered a touch informal. Individuals also need to fully grasp the usage of apps such as PowerPoint and Confluence in order to better express their ideas to the overall team; since remote work allows for more individuals to join meetings, sometimes from teams in entirely different countries, effective collaboration can only arise from clearly conveying your own thoughts on a matter. Computer skills have been vital for quite a while, but they are now indispensable.

Finally, wellness and personal development is, as always, an important trait of a successful business. While employers tend to associate employee wellness with their off-time, it should be noted that their time working with the company is just as relevant. If employees feel constantly overworked, then their workload is affected and so is their decision to continue working, or working effectively, for the business that won’t respect them enough to delegate work more efficiently.
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