The workforce has made several years’ worth of advancements in 2020. While returning to normalcy is likely off the table, a “new normal” will shape how we work for the foreseeable future.
This year, workers have proven that they can be just as productive working from home than in the office. Thanks to technological advancements, service providers and cloud companies. workers all over the world have been able to stay engaged.
However, this time has also highlighted major problems with distributed workforces, such as how the lack of face-to-face interactions impacts our mental health.
Knowing this, what can companies do to find a balance between our new normal, while accommodating basic human needs?
The physical office will still play an essential role, even with a more remote workforce. In the future, these workplaces will need to focus on more flexibility, safety, technology and agility.
We can expect workspaces to enhance their cleaning and distancing protocols, as well as implement technology that makes tracking occupancy simple.
Additionally, team meetings and social events will require larger spaces to accommodate distancing guidelines. The impact of this could be reflected in coworking operations, which will likely play a significant role in company’s operational strategies moving forward.
Technology implementation has never been more important. Companies should continue investing into new connectivity and conferencing tools, particularly as workers become more distributed and need a sense of connection with their colleagues.
Aayat is an editor for the Daily Digest based in Lexington, Kentucky. She has worked with local coworking spaces since August of 2017 and enjoys taking her firsthand knowledge to write about the fascinating, constantly evolving world of flexible workspaces.