Trends come and go. Some stick, some don’t. Trends are only trending until… well… until they’re not. In which case, we then all have new trends to talk about. Trending topics are always a major point of discussion amongst us at Protis Global. We love to share articles and information about the latest and greatest and predict whether it’s here to stay or a short-lived wave.

So the question is, why do we pay any mind to them at all?

The short answer is, because you have to know the industry you’re operating in.  PAY ATTENTION AND DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE. Exposure and knowledge is the only way to know what is a fad and what is an advance or advantage.

Wouldn’t more benefit come from betting on what is 100% known and stick to the plan?

First of all, it’s not a bet if its 100% certain and we all know nothing in business is 100%. You have to be responsive in your industry just to stay alive in today’s fast-paced business environment and being cognizant of trends are a part of that mindfulness.  

Regardless, we all agree that it is imperative to be educated on these trends. We talk about them, so we thought you might like to listen in! So let’s get to it!

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This week we’ll be talking about basic trends in work culture.

First up, we’re going to have a quick chat about goal alignment.

This whole things comes down to TRANSPARENCY. The idea is to have alignment between the company strategy and goals and leadership strategy and goals. Then, with a unified mission, convey those strategy and goals to the team that is ultimately carrying out the day to day of the company. A company vies to ensure that the common goal in business also matches employee goals. Previously we have seen companies keep their objectives within the conversations that happen at upper level management and the team members involved more in the day to day operations simply carry out the functions of their roles. This secrecy is diminishing in many office environment. This transparency allows team members at all levels to make well-informed decisions about the company they work for and hopefully mitigate burnout and turnover because honest conversations and decisions were made from the beginning.

The second trend we are seeing in a MAJOR way is flexibility.

Flexibility in many aspects is becoming a major objective for the current workforce. Technological innovation and recent increases in connectivity have allowed for more geographic flexibility. Commute, which used to be a huge factor, may not be as important to some because we now have the ability to work remotely. Work from home policies and flex hours are not uncommon to find in today’s business world.

We feel it’s important to mention that an open office plan and flex hours don’t work for everyone. These are the latest shifts we are seeing integrated; however, the traditional office set up, guidelines, and expectations still exist in many office environments.

The key takeaway is that many companies with a newer and more relaxed culture are beginning to prioritize productivity over everything. The pro is that often times this means unlimited vacation and schedule flexibility. The con is that there is little room for error. Productivity is key so “just showing up” on any day is inexcusable. Sure, you have the ability to take as many vacations as possible, but it’s with the notion that your foot is on the gas and there should be no point in time where your vacation affects your deadlines.

So to wrap it up, the trend is basically “do your job extremely well, these allowances come with heavy expectations so productivity is essential, and the rest is just a group of formalities.”

Alright that’s all folks! Do you want to know more about any of the topics we covered today? Let us know! Comment here or hit us up on our socials and let us know what you think and what you want to hear more of!

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