A survey of Fortune 500 CEOs found that 26% of respondents said they do not expect having over 90% of their workforce working from the office ever again.
This is a sentiment shared by companies large and small. Now that organizations have had the experience in operating remotely, it is clear that many will continue to do so efficiently.
Companies are reconsidering their next move, and that includes changing the way in where and how we engage with our colleagues. This means focusing on altering traditional workplace culture, recruitment strategies, management and leadership to meet evolving needs of the workforce.
Corporate culture can be particularly hard to maintain when working remotely. But companies that made an effort to support and nurture employees at the start of these challenging times got a great head start.
However, supporting culture also means engaging with employees in casual ways that can be hard to replicate virtually. Without a quick chat in the hallways, employers need to ensure that workers are still staying connected through virtual happy hours and other methods.
Additionally, the future of work may also experience a demographic shift. Companies that continue to utilize remote capabilities can now expand their recruitment beyond their own city, thus diversifying their workforce and creating more opportunities for marginalized communities.