With countries rapidly vaccinating around the globe and light at the end of the tunnel, employees are slowly returning to the office, however the pandemic has changed the workplace for good. To ensure that employees are adapting to the new normal we have compiled some tips for a safe return.
Technology is here to stay
The pandemic has taught employees to use technology to their advantage and are now well set up to work from anywhere in the world, which will not only benefit employees but also employers as they can offer a better work life balance resulting in higher productivity and overall happier members of staff.
At the beginning of the outbreak, organisations had to rapidly adapt to a continuously evolving situation and it is vital to now engage with your employees on what their expectations are of working in a post Covid world. This will not only help to shape the future of the workforce, but also enable organisations to thrive and be seen as a modern, forward thinking company that values the opinion of its employees, offering a good work environment and will help to attract fresh talent.
With people returning to the workplace, it is also a good opportunity to reflect on what areas could have room for improvement. For example, was there a skills gap? Were there members of staff who could benefit from training and development?
It is important to create a culture where your team feels that they can be honest and open about their skillset and asking the right questions about training and development will help shape the future of the work place.