The ongoing pandemic has caused a significant slow-down in global economic growth and organizations have been impacted by two major factors: changes in consumer behavior and the disruption of the workplace.
The way in which we work has done a complete 180 as companies transition to more remote working arrangements to keep employees safe. The wide adoption of new technologies such as video conferencing tools and other collaboration resources has taken the place of in-person meetings and brainstorming sessions.
As companies face no other option but to embrace these technologies, it is clear that the global workforce is undergoing one of the biggest digital transformations to date.
Prior to the pandemic, experts anticipated a more agile, technology-equipped workplace, but the rate in which it happened was a surprise to all. Now, companies are utilizing these tools to focus on automation, digitization and risk mitigation.
Although many businesses seamlessly transitioned to a remote workforce, pre-pandemic research from Forrester indicates that many employees do not feel skilled to work alongside technology. That is why it is vital for companies to take the time to upskill their workers to improve efficiency and productivity.
Overall, integrating the proper technology and ensuring that employees are up-to-date on the latest tools creates a work environment that is engaged and efficient, even when remote.