Teams and new training methods may become more popular

daoud-abismail-1570864-unsplash-1A number of companies are re-examining their structure and the employee experience to potentially increase productivity, according to Deloitte’s most recent Human Capital Trends survey.

Some organizations are opting for team structures in the workplace, which data indicates can improve organizational performance, instead of a hierarchical management framework, according to Deloitte.

While 65 percent are primarily organized along hierarchical function lines with some cross-functional team-based work, eight percent of the survey respondents said their organization now operates almost completely in teams.

Respondents also said enhancing the employee experience is a current challenge. Eighty-four percent of the nearly 10,000 respondents from 119 countries feel it’s an important issue; more than a quarter (28 percent) identified it as one of the three most urgent issues their company is facing this year.

With technology and other factors continuing to transform both work demands and skill requirements — coupled with a tight labor market that’s making it difficult for organizations to hire externally — internal training and skill-building is becoming more of a focus for numerous employers. Eighty-six percent of the survey respondents identified reinventing the way employees learn as important or very important in 2019.

To find out more about what employers think about the employee experience, organizational structure and other factors that increase productivity, view this information about Deloitte’s survey.