The mass digital transformation that completely evolved the workforce has led business leaders to reevaluate their short and long-term goals.
Now that the way we collaborate, communicate and engage has changed for good, how can companies continue to adapt to this transformation while keeping their employees satisfied?
Leaders should emphasize an adaptable and agile workforce, which means offering a physical and remote workspace. This keeps employees connected, while also prioritizing their safety and health.
The foundation of society has been shaken to its core, and this has unsurprisingly led to increased mental and physical health issues. Offering employees an environment that helps them to nurture their health and provides them resources can improve workplace operations overall.
Adopting collaborative tools is also essential to keeping employees engaged, particularly with a distributed workforce. Doing so allows workers to see what colleagues are working on in real-time, and contribute in a seamless way.
A culture of empathy will be necessary moving forward as employees from various backgrounds face their own unique challenges. Organizations that build a culture that highlights transparency, trust and empathy will automatically see improved communication and output.
The digital transformation has led to the unintended upskilling of employees’ technology abilities. Now, business leaders can build off these new skills to help employees become future-resilient. Even more, knowing their employer is investing into expanding their knowledge can improve their job satisfaction.