The largest work-from-home experiment has provided insight into how remote working and collaboration will shape the future of work.
Although these trends have long been predicted, the pace in which they have become reality was unexpected. Now, organizations have come to realize that employees can work wherever they have access to reliable Wi-Fi and devices.
However, some younger workers have expressed issues with working from home, citing more distractions and lower job satisfaction.
Additionally, despite many employees opting for remote working arrangements, the office will still play a significant role in the company’s operations. Some corporations are looking into decentralizing their offices and adopting flexible offices in the suburbs.
In a post-pandemic workforce, employees will have more opportunities to work closer to their homes and only come into the office when necessary.
This change in workplace operations has also opened the opportunity to become a more project-focused environment. Now, when employees come into the office, it will likely be for hands-on team meetings and project discussions.
“While allowing individuals to choose the place of work, it has become important for people to collaborate with each other,” said Shashi Singh, founder of Agile N2N, an agile consulting company. “Leaders and organizations need to enable the workforce with collaboration tools.”