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2023 Top 10 Work Trends Q2 Round-Ups From Trend Champions

Building on the identified Top 10 Work Trends for 2023 and the Q1 Round-Ups, our Trend Champions curated several new highlights for the Q2 Round-Ups. You will find several remarkable observations, among others: retention strategies and internal mobility in Trend 5; where rethinking a 4-day workweek and the 8-hour workday might play a pivotal role, which is mentioned in Trend 3; a “diversity reality check” and uncovering the number of employees or colleagues that identify as people with disabilities in Trend 4; the stigma of disclosing mental health issues at work and the causes of mental health issues in Trend 6, which relates to the announcements or threats of redundancy and lay-offs, with an important role for Trend 7 and 8: how to support employees in these difficult times (practical advice in Trend 7) and the importance of inclusion safety and inclusive leadership (Trend 8), while safeguarding mental boundaries, mentioned in Trend 10.

You can access these highlights, as well as links to get to know and connect with our Trend Champions, on the Top 10 Work Trends webpage. As a reminder, the 2023 Top 10 Work Trends are:

  • Trend #1: Re-thinking the employee experience of remote workers – Lewis Garrad 
  • Trend #2: Best practices for managing a hybrid workforce – Lucia Nkem
  • Trend #3: Managing the transition into the post-pandemic world – William Luse   
  • Trend #4: Ensuring inclusive environments and cultures – Ludmila Praslova   
  • Trend #5: Talent attraction and retention in a candidate-driven market – Li Lin
  • Trend #6: Reshaping work to address employee’s mental health – Keaton Fletcher   
  • Trend #7: Revisiting people strategies in times of economic uncertainty – David Le Mentec   
  • Trend #8: Psychological safety in the workplace – Juliette Nelson
  • Trend #9: Leadership development and coaching – Karanveer Syal
  • Trend #10: Integrating work, life, and family – Nicole Genest   

Be sure to look for the 2023 Q3 Work Trend Round-Ups, which will be published at the end of September, to remain up to date with the latest developments.

If you are featured in the media (article, podcast, interview, webinar, …) using your I-O psychology expertise to conduct research related to these Top 10 Work Trends, or are applying your scientific knowledge to help organizations address these Top 10 Work Trends, reach out to our Visibility - Media Subcommittee Representative, Ellen Peeters, to share.

Background of the Top 10 Work Trends 2023

At the end of 2022, SIOP members identified a list of the expected and predicted 2023 Top 10 Work Trends. Although the identified trends were multifaced and complex, some were more focused and had their origin from the distress of a global pandemic and critical social issues in 2020 or were linked to fears of a recession, inflation, or unexpected layoffs at the turn of 2022-2023.

The trends were announced at the beginning of March. Trend Champions were then selected to monitor the latest developments in research and practice on each of these trends throughout the year. In March, we shared their Q1 Round-Ups.

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