Top Ten Blend Elements January 2021
Want to understand how to drive productivity and engagement by placing an employee’s key Blend drivers at the heart of the performance management process? You’ve come to the right place.
Over the past year, we have experienced an undeniable shift in the way people manage their work and their home lives. Three lockdowns later, many Brits are still working from home, fielding calls and emails from their front rooms and trying to be employee, teacher, and parent all at once, which has all but destroyed the pre-COVID concept of a work-life balance.
But that might not be such a bad thing.
So many aspects of our lives have changed since the pandemic began, it’s no surprise that what employees need to feel happy at work has changed too. As people’s professional and personal lives have become more entwined than ever before, their priorities have shifted.
What employees need to feel content and fulfilled as we begin 2021 is very different from what they needed at the start of 2020.
Comparing the anonymous employee data recorded by OpenBlend users at the start of 2020 versus the start of 2021 (January to be precise) about their key Blend drivers, we’ve got a good understanding of just how much things have changed.
Helping businesses to enable their employees to achieve their optimal work-life blend is our aim here - rather than the more outdated ‘work-life balance’ - because our home and professional lives aren’t separate, they have a direct influence on each other. Effective people centric performance management is about finding the optimum Blend in both aspects of our lives. And this has an undeniable effect on business performance.
With 2021 firmly underway, we want to explore what key drivers are shaping up to be most important for the year ahead.
How to use OpenBlend Data on Demand to help you drive employee productivity, improve employee wellbeing and implement more people-centric initiatives for 2021 and beyond.
Below, we compile the top 10 Blend elements as recorded by our users and compare the core Blend elements for job satisfaction from January 2020 (for the year 2019) and January 2021 (for the year 2020). Though you might be able to guess some of the things that were flagged up as driving forces – there are certainly a few surprises in there. Instead of viewing them as opposing forces, let this year teach you to assess your employees’ home and work lives, their personal and professional goals, holistically, as a Blend and that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to productivity.