The COVID-19 pandemic upended every aspect of life and work. As a result, expectations around work, specifically how, where, and when work is done, have fundamentally changed.
It’s time to reimagine the workplace and the future of work to support the new needs and demands of employees. Bobby Marhamat, CEO at Raydiant, shared 5 predictions for the future of in-office work.
- There will be an increase in the number of adults that will be doing freelance or gig work, especially given that organizations learned over the past year that they don’t always need to hire full-time employees.
- Companies will continue to work across distributed teams, even across borders and time zones.
- Flexible schedules will be the new normal. Companies will leverage the office along with collaboration tools to support hybrid work arrangements, with most companies requiring employees to be in the office 3x a week.
- There will be an increase in the amount of regional and satellite offices. These workplaces will likely resemble coffee shops, in that the flow of workers will vary throughout the day and week.
- As a result of distributed teams and remote work, SMEs will be able to level the playing field and compete with multinational corporations for top talent.