As the longest and largest unplanned work-from-home experiment continues almost a year after the first lockdowns, there are a lot of questions that are emerging, for example: when the dust settles, hopefully in the second half of 2021 when a majority of the population has been vaccinated, will remote work become the rule or the exception? Is a permanently remote workforce sustainable? How will productivity and employee well-being be affected? Will innovation suffer in the absence of face-to- face peer connections? What will be the role of the physical office?
Probably companies will be able to overcome the issues and ambiguities related to the digital workplace, and embrace its positive aspects in particular harvesting and making sense of the data generated by worker’s tools and platforms in order to effectively optimize team performance and customize the employee experience through personalized recommendations. And as onsite workspaces and headquarters evolve, organizations can use this data to create thriving, productive, and cost-effective offices that are seamlessly interwoven with the remote experience.
The study here from Deloitte is fascinating (page 116) and I thought I would share – personally after a l year of working virtually, a few themes and lessons emerge and this study is spot on in a lot of very interesting ways. It’s a good read!
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