While the initial transition to remote working mostly occurred out of necessity, demand to implement this policy in the future has grown. However, there is another side to this story as well.
The death of the office was a farfetched concept. In fact, employees have started expressing feeling fatigued by remote working and wish to come into an office at least for part of the week.
Since many companies resisted change until it became a case of life and death, can we expect that they are open to once again adapting to a new era that is the post-pandemic workplace?
Yes, many traditional organizations have been stubborn about adopting more progressive workplace practices. However, one big takeaway from the past year is that employers had to instill into their employees. If they can continue to carry this with them in the future, success can be easy to achieve.
For starters, this means understanding what role the office will play in the future. Not only is it necessary for times of collaboration and brainstorming, it’s also a necessity for the mental health of employees.
Additionally, understanding what productivity means will be key to finding the right arrangement for each worker. For instance, measuring productivity solely based on completed tasks is not an accurate look at how employees are doing.
Having a better insight into how well workers are performing, giving them the opportunity to upskill and allowing them to provide input about potential improvements is how a team remains truly engaged and productive.