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New research from Deloitte highlights the ways companies need to change – while also shining a spotlight on their apparent lack of readiness to do so. According to their 2023 Global Human Capital Trends Report, some 87% of C-suite executives and board members say finding the right workplace model is key to ensuring their organization’s success, but less than a quarter report that their workplace is prepared to change the way they’re organized if necessary.

The report, based on a survey of 10,000 executives and workers, found that many organizations may soon alter how they define jobs. Some 19% of executives and 23% of workers believe delineating jobs by individual tasks is the best way to organize work internally. In fact, some 93% of those surveyed say it was key to shift from rigid job categories, but just 20% say their organizations were prepared to do so, according to the new research. Among the difficulties most cited: existing mindsets and practices.

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