The first two quarters of 2020 were all about reacting to a paradigmatic shift in how we work and figuring out the best response. Now, in the latter half of the year, it is time businesses think about the work environment and adapt offices to the new normal. This is vital as employees slowly but surely return to physical workspaces.
Did you know that most employees do not want a 100% remote work environment, preferring a flexible model instead? Less than 8% of job seekers want to WFH full-time; another survey found flexibility to be one of the top 2 concerns for US and Asian employees. In other words, a complete resetting of the work environment is necessary to ease employees’ return to offices and improve productivity in the new normal.
This means pivoting around the following trends:
The first step towards change, as they say, is acceptance.
There’s no denying that work environments as we once knew them have seen a massive transformation. Companies that embrace this change, quickly pivoting around the five trends we discussed will gain a competitive advantage. The goal is to inspire confidence and loyalty among employees during these uncertain times and mobilize them towards greater business productivity.