Since covid, many businesses have been forced to evaluate and change their working environment. Big companies had to quickly adapt to new ways of working to ensure their business is still running while protecting employees. Below we look at different ways of how covid has impacted the working environment in many organisations.
Working from home
Companies with employees working in the office have been forced to work from home since the pandemic. Many businesses had to rely on technology which seemed to have worked seamlessly. Meetings and communications were held online without issues. It’s been reported that working from home has helped increase productivity amongst employees. Also, many have found this way of working works well for their lifestyle as it helps them balance work and personal life.
Now that everything is slowly going back to normal, it’s likely that many organisations will continue to offer a flexible working arrangement for their employees where they can choose to work in the office or work remotely. Some businesses have already shut down their offices, while others have downsized.
Offices will be used differently
Some companies may decide to keep their offices and use them differently. For example, some organisations have moved their offices around for collaborative work or team meetings. Previously employees would have had their personal workspace; these workspaces will be replaced with hot desks that anyone can use while in the office. This type of arrangement will apply to organisations that will continue to offer a flexible working option.
Since flexible working will continue to stay for some, many organisations will continue to use and adapt to new technologies. The pandemic has made many businesses look into the future to improve their work by learning and applying modern technology. Businesses will likely have to train their employees to stay on top of using these new technologies.