78% Professionals Want Employers To Upskill Them For Hybrid Work: Survey


Harappa, India’s leading online institution for behavioral skilling, today shared the findings of their Hybrid Readiness Survey (HRS) 2022. HRS 2022 was conducted to gain insights into the most crucial “Thrive Skills” (i.e, cognitive, social and behavioral skills) that professionals must be equipped with in order to advance in their careers.

The pandemic has completely changed the future of work, making it clear that hybrid workplaces are here to stay. To be effective and productive contributors in the hybrid workplaces of the future, professionals will need to evolve an essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to navigate ever-new challenges. HRS 2022 sheds light on the upskilling needs of working professionals, with 78% of the 300 respondents saying that their organizations should invest in programs to help them become work-ready in the hybrid world.

Skillful teamwork, taking ownership and learning agility are the top skills required to flourish in a hybrid setting, according to the respondents.

The survey uncovered the changing learning priorities of professionals in the workplace, both as individuals and as managers and leaders. Respondents across career stages—from CXOs to team members—agreed that skillful teamwork is their number one priority followed by taking ownership and learning agility. Fostering trust, collaborative orientation and productive delegation are the top skills that our respondents seek in their leaders.

Shreyasi Singh, Co-founder & CEO, Harappa, said, “The sudden switch in workplaces was confusing to navigate, but now that we have had the time to settle in, there is a need for working professionals to re-calibrate skill sets to make the most out of this new way of working. At Harappa, the mission of helping professionals thrive across career cusps and dynamic workplaces, remains core to our operations. The insights of this survey have helped us decode the direction in which we must lead this recalibration.”

The participants in the survey were a diverse set of professionals at different stages of their career journey, spanning industries like pharmaceutical, IT, automobile, finance, education etc. 41% of the respondents were working fully remote, 37% were working in a hybrid setting, and only 22% reported to be fully back in office.

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