With COVID-19 cases on the rise once again, organizations are being forced to grapple with the grim realities of a second wave of the virus.
One thing that many companies have in common is the mass adoption of flexibility, and it has become abundantly clear that this transition is not temporary.
The pandemic has highlighted that the way people work and live cannot be resolved by a one-size-fits-all approach. Now, offering flexible solutions is key to maintaining optimal work operations.
According to a survey from M Moser Associates, 83% of respondents said they enjoy working remotely and 86% said they would even be willing to give up certain benefits for increased flexibility.
Listening to what employees want out of their work experience will be crucial for companies looking to retain their top talent and ensure that they are happy in their positions.
But what can companies specifically do to keep employees engaged, successful and productive?
Both physical and mental health, as well as safety, are at the front of nearly everyone’s minds as the threat of the pandemic looms over. That is why companies need to provide workers with the necessary resources to care for themselves, as well as lead with empathy.
Inclusivity and community are some of the crucial reasons for why people stay on at a company. Emphasizing these values helps employees feel supported, recognized, welcomed and valued.