Humans have proven their resiliency over the last several months as they continue to work, pick up new skills and adopt new ways of living.
The changes that have been made to the workplace have fit the concept of the future of work, but what comes next?
People are now seeking more purpose not just out of social causes, but also on a personal level in terms of career. The pandemic has led everyone to reflect on what their passions are, and where they want to go from here.
One of the biggest changes we can expect to see in the workplace is the blend of technology and wellbeing, the latter of which has suffered greatly since the beginning of the pandemic.
Now, companies are expected to better prioritize wellness and utilize technology to aid in their new strategies.
Additionally, soft skills like empathy, communication, risk management and humor will be highly desirable as the workplace becomes increasingly more human in the future.
One of the more significant changes to expect from the future of the workforce will be how organizations react to unprecedented crises. This means being prepared for the unexpected, adjusting work models, changing training programs and creating more opportunities for employees to upskill.
Listening to employees during this transitional period will be crucial for business leaders who want to attract and retain new talent, as well as stay competitive.