It has been an interesting year no doubt. Businesses across the world used a greater part of the year trying to conform to the way of business operations.
Although some business outfits have fully resumed operation, many are still struggling with the effects of the pandemic, thereby torn in between adopting full-time remote operations or the hybrid model which is fast gaining popularity across the global space.
As workplace regulation and Covid-19 compliance rules are given more seriousness, once chatty office environment are becoming history.
Below are some of the ways remote working styles will change the future of work, individual lifestyles, business operations, and other key areas like human resources:
In the oncoming days after the pandemic, hub offices will continue to gain traction as people will prefer a co-working space as against what was formerly obtainable.
Businesses may only use their corporate offices for periodic strategic brainstorming sessions and have hubs across the country.
The model promises dual benefits. Small offices substantially reduce operational costs for organizations, while allowing employees to work in an office that’s closer to them. This also drives efficiency in terms of time management.
This will subsequently bring forth a true revitalization of smaller towns and cities, as businesses slowly realize that they don’t need to be based in a metro in order to achieve success.
A hybrid work model that supports work from ‘anywhere+office’
The hybrid model is a combination of remote work and onsite work which will continue to increase in the post-COVID world.
While some are getting used to working remotely, some others are of the opinion that human interaction drives productivity and encourages flexibility.
Organizations may also adopt a model where employees are required to come into the office only a few days a week.
For many organizations, the hiring process took a dramatic turn in 2020. In-person interviews were quickly replaced by video interviews. This trend is expected to continue into the better part of 2021.
Adoption of HR tech
As the remote work option becomes established, the adoption of cloud-based HR technologies will increase to provide a seamless employee experience while working remotely.
These technologies also help keep employees engaged and productive. Many organizations will turn to HR tech for functions like virtual hiring, on-boarding, learning and development, performance management.
Changing performance assessment trends
One of the key business aspects which have changed considerably by remote working is performance management.
Organizations will start measuring what matters: work is done instead of hours worked, and visions accomplished versus tasks completed.
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