Recent Release | 03 Mar 2022

Empowering your people: How executives can jump-start the flexible workplace

Thought Leadership Team

Oxford Economics

Great Resignation. The Big Quit. Whatever name it goes by, the recent increase in employee turnover is part of a major shift in the way employees see their jobs. These changes are across role and function–from summer interns to the C-suite, from HR to finance and IT.

To find out how executives are preparing for these changes, Oxford Economics and SAP Concur business unit of SAP recently conducted a worldwide, cross-industry survey of 851 finance and IT executives and 851 employees in the finance and IT functions at companies with more than 1,000 employees, as well as 352 finance and IT leaders at companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.

The best-prepared organisations have optimised processes needed to keep the organisation running smoothly, offer benefits and training that employees value, and are ready for the next shift in employee expectations. Unprepared organisations, with less resilient operations, face compliance and cybersecurity risks, as well as retention and recruitment challenges.

Our project included an executive summary of global results, and 16 fact sheets detailing country-level results.

About the team

Our Thought Leadership team produces original, evidence-based research made accessible to decision-makers and opinion leaders. Principals for this project included:

Ben Wright

Senior Research Manager, Thought Leadership

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Senior Research Manager, Thought Leadership

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Ben Wright supports global research studies for the Thought Leadership group. A member of the team since 2014, Ben has developed and supported projects on subjects including cloud computing, workforce development, risk management, and the future of money.

As a New York-based Associate Editor, Ben is involved in all aspects of the research process, from development and research of proposals, to survey drafting and analysis, to publicizing deliverables through social media and infographics. Ben’s experience in both design and writing allows him to work seamlessly between the two realms to communicate Oxford Economics’ research and expertise in the clearest and most effective manner.

Ben graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in industrial design and a minor in creative writing. He has served as a copy editor for SCAD’s student newspaper, Mental Floss magazine, and Elmore magazine, as well as interning at Columbia University Press. Ben is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at Hunter College.

Kayla Luparello

Research Associate, Thought Leadership

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Research Associate, Thought Leadership

New York

Kayla supports global research studies for Thought Leadership, working across business sectors and disciplines. Based in our New York office, Kayla works closely with senior staff to aid in all aspects of research programs. Kayla graduated from Colby College with degrees in Government and Global Studies.

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