Although lockdowns are slowly starting to be lifted, returning to normalcy will be practically impossible as the world experiences a major culture shift.
Now, employers are reevaluating how to adjust their workforce in order to keep their workers safe, while continuing operations efficiently.
Flexible working has been essential for companies making major changes over the past few months. This arrangement has been found to reduce overhead costs, while attracting a broader talent pool, both vital in this uncertain economy.
The common misconceptions about remote working have been dispelled as companies have had no choice but to move to work-from-home arrangements. Business leaders have had a door of possibilities opened for them as this transition has proved that productivity does not take a hit, and in fact can improve when working remotely.
However, this does not mean the end of offices. Social interactions are necessary for maintaining good mental health. Isolation is a very real problem for remote workers, so finding a balance between both at-home and in-person working will be key to producing a healthy workplace culture.
One thing is certain: a nimbler workforce may be a necessity as companies lack the resources to retain a large workforce. By doing so, organizations have the chance to quickly shift their gears and take better advantage of opportunities.