Over the past few months, the way we live and work has been completely overhauled. Although it has been challenging to make these huge adjustments, several businesses have remained afloat and are now able to open operations back up.
Although we can sit in restaurants at limited capacity, go to the gym and have a picnic in the park, things are still much different than prior to the pandemic, particularly in the workplace.
Remote working may have been a temporary solution to the current situation, but many companies are expected to adopt this work arrangement in the long run. Workers who want to avoid stressful, long commutes may find that working from home is better for their productivity and wellbeing.
Those who do return to a physical office should anticipate a completely transformed environment that emphasizes distancing, particularly in open office plans. Companies will likely install barriers, sanitation stations, and keep workstations at a distance that ensures all occupants remain safe and healthy.
Additionally, new offices being built will prioritize air filtration systems, wider doorways, touch-free technology, thermal cameras to measure body temperature, and much more.
Traditional 9 to 5 work schedules have decreased in popularity over the past few years, and the pandemic has allowed employers to realize it is not necessary for a productive team. Employees who are able to make their own schedule have been found to work more efficiently and have a boost in morale as this shows that employers trust their staff.