Work Now

A report on the state of work & where it’s going

2022 Edition

The world of work as we know it is at a tipping point. As a natural result of changes long-in-the-making and then expedited during the pandemic, the state of work now and work in the future is forever different. In Work Now, you will learn how leaders are unlocking the potential of their teams as work is changing, and understand the challenges other leaders and organizations are facing today.

In this first report, we uncovered trends in organizational maturity — Work Now 2022 analyzes new data from leaders we surveyed, sharing core activities and challenges at work today across maturity curves.


Employee Experience:

The Driving Force in Organizations’ Success


Modern Ways of Working:

Facilitation, Collaboration, and Leadership are Significant Factors in Companies’ Ability to Navigate Change and Innovation



A Challenge and Opportunity


Maturing to Navigate Change:

Change Management and Leadership Impact Culture and Create Business Success

Within the findings, we explore leaders’ challenges, capability gaps, and opportunities to adapt to the current workplace ecosystem more effectively, in order to define a working maturity model. The maturity model is a snapshot of trends across the nearly 100 leaders we heard from, combining quotes with findings from a survey.

Voltage Control surveyed nearly 100 leaders on culture, mental health, DEI, experience, hybrid, leadership, facilitation, collaboration, technology, and change.

We learned about the challenges in creating company culture - and the value getting it right brings, what 2/3 of leaders think about mental health, and how people's mindsets are are both obstacles and key opportunities to create exceptional work experiences.

The last two years have increased the velocity of workplace change, as well as its stakes. 

We examined what change initiatives organizations are working on, how they expect to succeed in them, and what challenges they face. Supporting secondary research is also cited—from open-source intelligence, private databases, and public data. This report covers findings, analysis, and changes in the way companies work now, along with insights on what’s to come in the future and the big questions we all should be asking.

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The Books

Bring Your Ideas to Life

Innovation can seem complex or reserved for the exceptional. But we believe innovation is for everyone. We’ve set out to illuminate a path for you to generate bold ideas, visualize and share them, overcome obstacles, and turn them into reality. Our books are equal parts guidebook and stories from years of experience helping companies adopt an innovation mindset and culture. They’re practical & actionable, so you can get started now. We hope they’ll help you on your journey to realizing your biggest, boldest ideas.