Companies all over the world are juggling how to meet the needs of the “new normal” which will involve balancing remote and on-site working, wellness and diversity.
These changes were anticipated by analysts and experts alike prior to 2020, but the pandemic has ushered in this transformation faster than anyone could have predicted.
Over the past few years, digitization adoption has improved both the employee and customer experience using artificial intelligence and other digital services that have all but taken over face-to-face interactions.
Additionally, companies had started exploring more flexible and remote working arrangements, but many retreated from these policies in place of large corporate centers and campuses.
So how does an organization approach short-term operation changes, while balance long-term business plans?
First, reevaluate the company’s business model and bring health and safety to the top of priority list. Then, consider how working remotely aids in helping employees’ health and productivity. Bringing both remote and in-office policies together in a way that meets your company’s business strategy will be essential moving forward.
Along with adopting flexibility in the workplace, businesses need to evaluate how well they support the overall mental well-being of their workers. Is their health insurance substantial for them to receive the necessary support? Is there an emphasis on empathy for those who are showing signs of depression, anxiety or any other mental health problems?
All of this considered and addressed, employees can feel safe and nurtured in their positions and are likely to feel more satisfied in their job.