Workplace Trends for 2023

  • 2023 is the year of greater focus on worker well being – workers will continue to be invested in health, wellness and mental well being. Workers will continue to question the impact of their work on their overall well being and this will continue to drive the great resignation and quiet quitting.
  • Hybrid is here to stay – 40% of workers are actively seeking work with a focus on #hybridwork and #remotework – again this ties into worker well being and having a lifestyle that is focused on healthy living and work that supports that lifestyle.
  • The future is human – In 2023 leaders will have greater success if they focus on increasing his/her/their EQ with a greater understanding of workers as human beings. A greater appreciation for the people who work with us and for us will be a successful approach.
  • 2023 future ready leaders will need to master the art of pattern recognition in human behavior which requires leaders to increase multiple perspectives and empathy.
  • Leaders who can shift mindset to elevated collaboration and a consistent ‘me to we’ mindset will increase team motivation, engagement and retention in 2023.
  • The workers market, where workers are more discerning about where they choose to work and why they work where they work is said to continue to at least 2030. This is a social change NOT a trend. In 2023 leaders would benefit in accepting the worker market reality.
  • Job postings that explicitly outline both hybrid and remote work opportunities within the company have 31% higher worker attraction results. In 2023 consider ensuring that all job postings have hybrid and remote at top of listing with explanation of what that means.
  • 79% of leaders surveyed are actively reevaluating their hybrid workplace structures to ensure they line up with what workers want. This includes surveying and polling workers to assess what is working with the hybrid policy, what workers want and adjusting the workplace accordingly.
  • In 2023 the demand for freelance workers and outsourced contract workers will continue to increase. In 2022 the freelance economy grew by over 1000%.
  • In 2023 workers will continue to work through the ongoing changes that are created by digital transformation. 40% of workers are facing continued change in technology as their daily work reality.

Social change leads to systemic changes and the work attitude shifts are a reflection of workers being more aware of the impact of work on their overall wellbeing.