Prior to the pandemic, the way we worked was slowly evolving. After companies were thrust into the future of work seemingly overnight, many came to terms with the fact that remote working actually carries several benefits.
A recent Harvard Business Review article even found that knowledge workers are more productive when working from home. So what does this transition mean for the new future of the workplace?
First, employees will have a bigger say in where and when work gets done. Professionals that have a choice in their work environment have been found to be happier in their positions.
Additionally, a 2017 survey from ServiceNow revealed that 47% of employees would consider leaving their job if it did not offer remote working options. It’s safe to assume that this number has grown since then.
Organizations know this, too. That is why we have seen major companies like Microsoft make the commitment to a hybrid workforce moving forward.
Not only will the workplace need to adjust their aesthetic and technological infrastructure, but leaders will also rethink how they operate.
This means nurturing the company’s culture to ensure it is a place that is supportive, clearly communicates expectations, shifts to a results-oriented environment and helps employees maintain healthy levels of innovation.