Many professionals found WFH a challenge not because of isolation, but because they did not have the ideal space or a dedicated home office. They did not have a Zoom-ready spot for video meetings.
Internet in homes should and will improve, drastically and quickly. Home offices and even home video studios will become a priority. As new homes are built or existing ones are remodeled, WFH considerations will be the top priority for many.
We all know that learning is now front and center, and many organizations realize that upskilling and right-skilling are essential for innovation and strategic advantage.
We got comfortable with getting comfortable. You may have dressed up for work before COVID-19. And even if you got dressed up every day while WFH, it is unlikely that you put on a suit or heels.
As supervisors and staffers have gotten used to seeing each other in their natural habitats, the line that separates work life and personal life has faded. Ironically, technology has made this transition possible, but it has also led to a
decidedly low-tech reality: this new corporate world has made us value our organic, non-robotic humanity more than ever before.
Working from home has become the new normal, and we are going from digitizing the relationship between firm and customer to digitizing the relationship between employer and employee.
Management should consider quick adjustments to cope with the new norm:
If employees are taught how to build a learning mindset, it will prepare them well for dealing with a constantly, even sometimes abruptly, changing environment.
The quick adoption of new, advanced technology is the central catalyst and is likely to lead to an acceleration in the creation of new roles. Changes in workload during the pandemic have sometimes resulted in an imbalance of resource allocation.
Reskilling and upskilling can help employees move from one part of the business to another.
Many organizations think they can access new pools of talent with fewer locational constraints, adopt innovative processes to boost productivity, create an even stronger culture, and significantly reduce real-estate costs.
There is no blueprint for what we’re facing and business leaders around the world are changing strategies to keep up. It is necessary that corporate culture and leadership skills focus on empathy as transformation and disruptions become the new normal.
A culture of trust, transparency, and openness
As employees will be required to contribute to the business remotely, trust and transparency have to be the baseline of such work relationship to grant success. The best way to go about this is to define deliverables and evaluate contribution based on the quality and effectiveness of it not the time spent on the job.
Individual and social wellbeing
Companies should rebalance their priorities in the coming months, so that resilience becomes just as important to their strategic thinking as cost and efficiency.
Working in a more agile way
Business leaders now, in some sense, have been gifted with a better idea of what can and cannot be done outside their companies’ traditional processes, and COVID-19 is forcing both the pace and scale of workplace innovation. Many are finding simpler, faster and less expensive ways to operate.
It is a new headquarter, new learning, new skills, new way of leadership and management, new behavior, new trust levels and new ways of doing business.
And with the new ways comes the role of our consultancy and its experienced yet flexible mentalities to support organizations, big or small to be ready for the rapid changes without jeopardizing its operational profitability.
Training is an important element in facing the challenges of today’s workplace your people need to be supported to change their mindset, behaviors, and actions to be more productive and efficient.
Pinnacle has a set of learning and coaching programs for remote working and how to stay effective and productive managing your work and work teams remotely.
Pinnacle® is a multi-country consultancy firm. Our consultants are spread around the world; with 70% of our consultants are women. We have built our organization on modern business model with agility, diversity, and resilience to the business dynamics. We have chosen our technology platform to support our modern mindset thus we work from anywhere …. As work is not a place anymore. We implement Lean Six Sigma in everything we do whether internally or externally at our client sites.