Raines’ Survey on Change in the Workplace
Over the first two months of 2023, Raines reached out to 700 executives in its network and asked them three simple questions: Since COVID, what has changed for now vs. for good (i.e. permanently)? And what, of these changes, IS good? Responses from diverse voices representing a variety of industries– all at the highest levels of leadership– were anonymized and analyzed.
Top takeaways included:
- Almost all respondents commented on the impact of technology and Zoom.
- 100% of respondents who discussed recruitment considered remote work a change for the better.
- 75% of respondents said greater flexibility, balance, and/or freedom are here to stay.
While the vast majority of our survey respondents brought up the topic of balance in their lives, many guests at Raines’ first client event — Raines’ Difference Maker Summit held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in February — said in response they still feel off-balance. “While most feel like they have better work-life balance than before, they still feel off-balance because of the sands shifting under their feet,” Raines Managing Director and Executive-in-Residence Matt Seiler said.
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Thanks to media, marketing, and advertising industry publication MediaPost, which featured our survey earlier this month. MediaPost wrote: “Though respondents were ‘varyingly enthusiastic’ about recent changes in communication, travel, and work-life balance, the firm concludes that “it seems that one thing is for certain: change is here to stay.”