Employees have been given more of a say in the workplace in recent years as employers realize the value of worker opinion.
Thanks to the mass transition to remote working, this shift in power is more evident than ever before.
Discussions about workplace arrangements take little to no negotiation now. Workers now have the power to choose their work environments and schedule that best suits their needs.
This inevitably is requiring companies to reevaluate their strategies in order to better support a hybrid business model, allowing employees to choose to work in the office or at home.
Business leaders will still need to ensure that their employees are staying engaged, productivity levels stay high, workplace culture does not take a hit and that workers have the resources necessary to do their best work.
One of the biggest challenges of operating with a distributed workforce is the ability to collaborate. Colleagues who are trying to bounce ideas off each other over Zoom understand how difficult this process can be.
That’s why keeping some form of office space dedicated to collaboration within a company’s operations will be crucial.
Not only that, but offices will need to be reconfigured to meet these needs. This means hotdesking, soundproof areas, meeting rooms equipped with remote technology and high-speed Wi-Fi.
Offering a flexible, agile work atmosphere not only keeps employees satisfied in their positions, but it also boosts their productivity levels and output.