Welcome to the office of the future
What will our workplaces look like in the post-COVID world?
As the end of summer approaches, many of our thoughts are turning back to our offices and a return to routine. But the workplaces we are returning to, and the way we organize our teams, will soon look very different.
One of the main impacts of COVID-19 on our everyday lives has been the way it has made us re-think the way we work. While most of us are still working from home, many others of us are beginning to return to our offices. With this in mind, the health and well-being of our teams will be a top concern for businesses around the world as they begin to reopen their office doors.
As companies begin to reconsider their corporate real estate footprint, it will be crucial to create optimal conditions for employees to work remotely as well as in the office. Companies will need to consider key investments across well-being, remote collaboration tools, accessible HR tools and workforce training programs for professional development and upskilling.
The most likely outcome is that the office of the future will no longer be restricted to a single physical space. It will be built around a more dynamic mix of home and office, where employees will have more autonomy, and technology will play a key role in streamlining our transitions between the physical and virtual spaces.
In this new and unfamiliar environment, the importance of HR should not be underestimated. Technology will play a key role in making HR more sensitive to the needs of remote teams, with the incorporation of digital tools that will help us to maintain some of the intangible benefits of face-to-face working, despite the physical distance that separates our teams. The main focuses for these tools are communication, engagement, leadership effectiveness and employee well-being.
Swift and effective employee communication is critical to remote teams. Using online platforms like TeamEQ can provide analysis of the situation of a team on both an individual and collective level, which will help boost performance and better identify concerns compared to traditional approaches.
For example, the team analytics provided by TeamEQ can help teams refine their strategy, improve retention, and boost key employee metrics. Additionally, the platform’s proven impact on employee well-being leads to increased retention and higher productivity.
The future is always an unknown place. But as we return to ‘a new normal’, it is clear that some things will have changed forever. Now, is the time to start implementing the strategy for change that will make sure we can get ahead of the curve.
Find out how TeamEQ can help you to transition your teams to new ways of working by taking a demo today.