The idea of the “new normal” covers everything from how we buy groceries, to how we interact with our loved ones and everything in between.
One of the biggest changes to emerge has been the way people work, particularly when it comes to the shift to remote working. Although this arrangement feels part of our everyday routine now, the promise of a vaccine should usher in an even better new normal.
According to the Deloitte Global Millennial Survey 2020, the pandemic has accelerated millennials’ desire to make positive societal changes and turning to employers and businesses that share similar values.
“It could lead to a human transformation, where we have more empathy, more generosity, more gratefulness, more kindness, more selflessness, and maybe some more humility,” said Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies.
So what exactly does a “better normal” in the workplace look like? For starters, companies have learned that the employee experience is essential to a healthy workforce and leads to increased productivity and engagement levels.
This means that businesses will likely look at the quality of work employees are producing, rather than the quantity, to measure success.
Additionally, flexibility will play a major role in how companies operate as demand for these policies continues to grow.
However, this does not mean that employees will work from home forever. Instead, the office will play a more purposeful role within a company’s operations.