Before COVID-19, many businesses were already providing more flexibility to their employees. There was also an increasing expectation by employees for more flexible working conditions. Of course, the amount of flexibility varies depending on the industry.
COVID-19 has forced businesses to adapt. For many office workers, this has meant remote working. For others, such as restaurants and cafes, it has meant being available for takeaway only.
But what happens when the restrictions ease and then end? Will employees who’ve been working from home want to return to an office environment? Will the working environment, regardless of your industry, ever be the same ever again?
It’s very important to have a plan in place for when COVID-19 restrictions ease. This will provide clarity for both yourself and your employees about workplace arrangements. What will your post-COVID-19 normal look like?
Here’s some things to consider for a workplace of the future:
It’s important to remember that there are many forms of flexible working. Consider what forms of flexible working will work best in your business and plan for them.
In a recent blog, I wrote about the need to be a great leader to your employees during times of uncertainty. You will need to continue being a great leader as you come out of this crisis. Here’s some ways you can continue being a great leader post-COVID-19:
Preparing for the workforce of the future requires planning, learning and staying well-informed. And planning for the post-COVID-19 workplace is critical. But we need to be able to adapt to our current and future circumstances to allow for future growth and success.
Do you need some help strategising for your future workplace environment? Email me at [email protected]