The Virtual Floorplan: New Rules for a New Era of Work is a global report analyzing hybrid work, and how it comes with its own set of rules and roles across organizations. The survey, conducted by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by VMware, collects global data from 7600 employees, IT, HR and business decision makers from July and August of 2021. Insights from the survey reveal how organizations are witnessing the birth of an entirely new way of organizing the workforce: the ‘virtual floorplan’, where colleagues collaborate and form connections primarily over digital channels. Key findings also cover data security trends and how security measures must evolve with employee behavior. Transparency and trust are also vital qualities that leaders must embrace to advance in today’s hybrid-by-default world. As businesses grow more and more comfortable with the virtual floorplan, the question is not whether it will work — it’s how to use it to maximize productivity, morale, performance, and team cohesion. The rules have totally changed, and any organization that hopes to be competitive now must learn to master them.