Amidst the continuing fight against coronavirus which is still threatening every day with one or other variants, the world is now brave and strong enough to open up and get back to the regular rhythm of life although with new normal ways post the pandemic. Every walk of life has witnessed some or other changes as the impact of the pandemic and the ensuing lockdown and social distancing norms, however, workplaces are some of them that received the highest impact and we can say almost made it change its course.
In this article, let’s find out some of the trends that are dominating the workplace culture in the post-pandemic era.
3 DOMINATING WORKPLACE TRENDS POST-PANDEMIC
Flexibility: As the pandemic has shown us that people are capable of working, in fact working quite well if not better, away from the office, the trend of having the flexibility to work in and out of the office space is the demand of the hour. Employees are enjoying working away from the regular and boring office desk and in fact, it has been reported that in many cases productivity has improved to great extent.
Health boost: With immunity being the sole means of our survival, as shown point-blank by the covid-19, it is hard to forget it altogether. People will and must prioritize health above anything and it is now the onus of the workplaces to keep up with the employees’ expectations of open space for natural light and air within the office, a canteen serving healthy and fresh food and activity centres like gym and yoga to ensure regular required physical activity.
Shared office space: As the employees are now more comfortable inflexible workplaces, businesses too are now finding maintaining large spaces unnecessary. Shared workspaces are cost-effective for the businesses where they share amenities like washrooms, kitchen, lobby, canteen with other businesses in spite of having their own dedicated space for meetings and meet-ups.
What is your opinion about a flexible workspace? Do you think it really boosts the productivity of the employees by ensuring their independence and privacy? Drop a comment below.
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