It’s no secret that the way we live and work has changed forever. While in 2020, COVID-19 and the global pandemic felt somewhat temporary, it’s become evident that there are some impacts of these circumstances that are here to stay. As such, the workplace and the average office has evolved dramatically over the last 12 months. As we continue moving into a new world where COVID-19 is not yet entirely behind us, we can start look at the many ways in which workplaces are evolving in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Here are 4 ways in which workplaces and offices are evolving and adapting post COVID-19:
Depending on where you’re located, many offices and workplaces have had the ability to have staff return to work. While the whole office may not be ready to come back, there’s a good chance at least a couple of employees have made it back to their desks (even for a day).
- Social Distanced Offices
One huge way in which workplaces have adapted, is ensuring that their offices encourage and even force social distancing. This means implementing products such as dividing screens, separated desks and even Autex acoustic panels to allow for employees to have their own space.
Overcoming Social Isolation
One huge factor that has forced workplace evolution is remote working. Employers are now having to ensure that their employees have the necessary support and tools to successfully overcome social isolation. Whether it be regular work catch ups, check ins with co-workers or team building activities over Zoom!
Work, Life Balance
After the emotions of 2020, it has become clear the employers who value and their workers and provide support are going to see more employees stick with them through the tough times. Having to work from home, consider our health, and the health of those around us, has forced us to think about the meaning of our lives, our purposes, our families and the role that work plays in our lives. As such, a huge way that workplaces have evolved in the aftermath of 2020 is encouraging a more stilted work/ life balance.