It is clear that COVID-19 has accelerated changes to the workforce that were already underway. Although this transition has been jolting to society as a whole, now is the time to take advantage of the opportunities and focus on what can be accomplished in the near future.
The world appears grim right now as we continue to see the lowest levels of global growth since the Great Depression, but humans have untapped skills that have the ability to push through these challenges.
Now, we must focus on advancing our own skills in order to work alongside advanced technology. However, in order for a business to thrive, employees need to be in top form physically and mentally.
So what can businesses do to empower their workforce and trudge through one of the most challenging moments of history?
First and foremost is to work with employees to create a development plan that prepares them for the future.
Additionally, offering more flexibility and security so workers have a say in when and where they work is essential. After months of working from home, we now have a better understanding of the importance of allowing workers the power to choose.
Lastly, make sure that employees’ mental health and wellbeing are nurtured. Without a healthy mind and body, employees cannot play a contributing role to a company.