The rules that have governed how companies operate for the past 150 years are changing and no one is really certain of what comes next. Companies need to have leaders and organizations who are comfortable operating with uncertainty and can rapidly evolve to adapt to changing markets and directions. Snapshot Research provides innovative analysis capturing the current state of mind of digital professionals.
Current Snapshot Research Project:
The ESG Imperative for the Digital Enterprise
This Snapshot Research concerns environmental, social, and governance (ESG) for the Digital Enterprise.
- Environmental criteria consider how an organization performs as a steward of nature (e.g., energy usage, waste, pollution, natural resource conservation).
- Social criteria consider how an organization manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the community where it operates.
- Governance criteria consider an organization’s leadership, executive pay, audits, internal controls, and shareholder rights.
Does your organization have an ESG initiative, or have you never heard of this? We’d like to know what you think.
Results from Previous Research Project:
Return to Office
With the introduction of vaccines and additional knowledge on Covid-19, society is expected to gradually re-open. However, we've become used to working remotely. Is there a need to return to a physical office space, and if so, what are the implications and what will that look like?
While this Snapshot has been open, infection rates and hospitalizations have dramatically fallen. Society and the Workplace have been feeling more “normal.” It is no surprise that this Snapshot has had one of the highest response rates of all our previous instruments. In some cases, the responses have been surprising and in others, not so. In many cases we see the need for future research now that things are more “open.”
Here are some brutal facts:
- About two-thirds of respondents think it is easier to discuss sensitive issues in person than over collaborative platforms. This is not surprising. But further research might be appropriate here. Would you be OK discussing a sensitive issue remotely if it were just one-on-one or is in-person still preferred?
- Preliminary research raised the possibility of “peer pressure” forcing staff to come into the office rather than feel left out. Is there a fear of not being totally connected to the “palace intrigue” of corporate culture? Well, the respondents were evenly divided over this question. Very few “strongly agreed” or “strongly disagreed.” But the rest were evenly distributed. Our conclusion – inconclusive.
- Not surprisingly, over three-quarters of respondents felt it was easier to influence and persuade in person.