Riverbed | Aternity reveals that 51% business decision makers (BDMs) in the manufacturing industry believe that half (50%) of their workforce will remain hybrid post-pandemic. Additionally, the vast majority of Manufacturing BDMs (96%) believe a hybrid structure would help them recruit talent and remain competitive.
These are two key findings from the Riverbed | Aternity Hybrid Work Global Survey which explores the state of hybrid working and identifies the focal investment areas and technologies required to build long-term, high-performing workplaces.
Offering a seamless hybrid-working environment is not a nice to have anymore, but a business priority as the Manufacturing sector looks to recover from COVID-19. However, only a third (33%) of Manufacturing IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) say their current IT estate is completely prepared to support the demands of long-term hybrid work.
This has left 85% of Manufacturing BDMs worried about a disparity in network and application performance for hybrid or remote employees versus in-office employees. To address this, 92% of ITDMs and 88% of BDMs in the manufacturing industry say they plan to invest in technology to support a hybrid workforce during the next 12-18 months.
“During the last two years, the pandemic has had a significant impact on the Manufacturing sector across the globe, as businesses have had to shift much of their operations to a remote and hybrid working model. At the same time, these changes in the industry have presented an opportunity for manufacturers to take a significant leap forward in their digital transformation journey,” commented on the report findings, Alec Wilson, Regional Director UK & Ireland, at Riverbed | Aternity.
“Manufacturers have not only adopted new technologies that will give them a competitive advantage, but increasingly are leveraging visibility and observability solutions to deliver actionable insights that drive business performance and an exceptional digital experience. As a result, manufacturers across the UK and Ireland will create an environment that will be productive, collaborative and attract the talent that will set their business apart now and into the future.”
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