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The Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2022

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The Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2022


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Find out what makes for a winning workplace in 2022.

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Terms like “the great resignation” and “hybrid work” became part of everyday vocabulary in 2021. What other trends will define the workplace in the year to come? Author Dan Schawbel asked hundreds of CEOs and workplace professionals, and studied national and global surveys as well as research papers, to tease out the top 10 trends that will shape the 2022 workplace. His findings will help leaders and HR professionals in their strategic planning for the forthcoming year.


Hybrid will become the dominant workplace model – but challenges remain.

The lingering threat from COVID-19 and changing worker preferences are driving employers’ adoption of hybrid and all-remote workplace models. Some major companies, such as Microsoft and Apple, are veering toward the former, while companies like Twitter and Amazon have embraced a fully remote model for their corporate employees. A top benefit of both models is increased time flexibility and work-life balance.

Challenges, however, remain. Humans have an inherent bias favoring people who are present instead of working remotely, which leads to inequalities as to who gets promoted and receives...

About the Author

Dan Schawbel is an author and managing partner of Workplace Intelligence. 

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