The workplace will never look the same again as the current pandemic has rocked the economy to its core. Now, as businesses begin to open back up, organizations are navigating how to keep up with the fast-evolving workplace culture.
First, virtual meetings will continue to play a huge role in the workplace. Daily in-person meetings have been found to easily replace online meetings, which can help maintain productivity. Even more, the use of collaboration and communication tools will become a significant part of everyday work tasks.
Some companies have already committed to allowing their workers to work from home permanently, such as Twitter. Over the past few months, organizations have come to the realization that many workers can be just as efficient from the comfort of their home and may even prefer it.
Additionally, the misconceptions of remote working have been quashed. Prior to the pandemic, several companies were hesitant to adopt these arrangements as they were fearful of not keeping employees in check. Now, many have realized that staff actually work better at home and can prove so with their final results.
Employers will also likely be more welcoming of flexibility in general, rather than traditional 9 to 5 schedules. Now, managers that set expectations and instill trust in employees to get work done on their own time will be the norm.