Nearly three quarters (73%) of retail leaders are worried about engaging the hearts and minds of their employees, second only to the sales and marketing (79%) sector. The least worried sector is arts and culture at 32%
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The new insight, which was commissioned in conjunction with global researcher, Censuswide, as a basis for Agility in Mind’s How to Grow playbook, indicates that 68% of retail decision-makers are worried about the productivity of their workforce as we emerge from the pandemic.
Retail leaders are the most concerned of any other sector about their teams’ productivity as we move into a post-pandemic world, according to a new study from leading business transformation consultancy, Agility in Mind.
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“has office life been replaced by the tyranny of niceness? Are people being relentlessly upbeat and overly optimistic, while shying away from the grittiness of errors, poor performance and failure to press for uncomfortable answers?”
Andrew Jones, CEO of Agility in Mind, commented: “Businesses have faced unprecedented challenges throughout each stage of the pandemic culminating in an inability to plan and a cautiousness in how they plan for the future. Productivity concerns are unsurprising given the uncertainty that has plagued the business community.”
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The report shows that over half (51%) of UK business decision makers are worried about productivity in the workplace, with 74% showing at least some concern as we move into the next stages of the Covid crisis.
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The research did show an aspiration to find solutions, with 85% of senior decision makers wishing to explore new ways to improve employee productivity, engagement, and motivation, even if some lacked clarity on how this process should take place.