The post-pandemic workplace is becoming reality. Now, companies are navigating which aspects of the world’s largest work-from-home experiment will be taken along and which will be left behind.
Some organizations have totally transformed their operations by adopting fully remote arrangements, while other industries (like banking) are eager to bring employees back into the office.
Because there is no one-size-fits-all approach, it’s essential for organizations to understand what their employees actually need from the workplace. Reexamining what does and doesn’t work is necessary for engagement and retainment.
It’s important to note that there are varying ways to achieve true engagement, so what can business leaders do to ensure that they take the correct step for their company and employees?
For starters, despite working remotely, using virtual tools has been a savior during this time of isolation. Platforms like Zoom became absolutely essential for companies to continue operating, and we can anticipate that it will continue to play a significant role moving forward.
Prior to the pandemic, being physically present was viewed as the essence of business success. However, the past year has taught the world that this is not the case.
Thanks to advancements in technologies like augmented and virtual reality, “being present” has taken on a new definition. Now, employees can attend and be fully engaged in training and brainstorming sessions without having to physically be in the same room as colleagues.