Disrupting businesses in every sector of the economy and infecting nearly 7 million people at the time of this writing – with 400,000 deaths globally.
The coronavirus pandemic, which spread till December 2019, has had a negative impact on businesses around the world and the economy as a whole.
Compulsory stay-at-home orders in many countries have impacted our work lives in many ways, from working in open offices to interacting with coworkers on a daily basis to working from home and relying on video conferencing apps to live. effective communication.
These many changes in our current work-life have left many of us wondering if it will have any lasting impact on our work-life once the pandemic ends and current lockdown measures are eased. How will our new work life proceed from here?
High priority to the health of workers.
The current attention that employee welfare has recently attracted by organizations and employees will certainly increase. We will certainly see employee health, well-being and well-being of greater importance in the post-pandemic situation.
We can predict more sick day allowances and health initiatives such as full health check-ups and screening of employees before they enter their workplaces.
After the pandemic and for a short time, signs may be posted to remind everyone to wash their hands and perhaps limit how they shake hands and hug, and maintain personal space.
To avoid overcrowding, keycards and sensors will monitor your whereabouts throughout the day and alert you whenever you are close to another person.
In the long run, contact-tracing apps for coworkers may even become part of the work-life experience and have infrared body temperature scanners before reaching the office building to avoid the spread of future diseases.
These contact-tracing apps can also show areas with high peer traffic, similar to apps like Waze.com.
The role of collaboration in the office in a company is very high as it is important for building personal bonds and relationships between coworkers and increasing employee productivity, it is also essential for building company culture, but what is more important is safety. of employees of an organization.
The importance of remote working has been shown in times like these as many organizations are working remotely as a means to maintain and keep their businesses running.
In the aftermath of the pandemic, it is likely that we see organizations retaining remote work as a means of working for non-essential workers. However, office and internal collaboration is certainly not going away and upper-class workers can still work from home.
Reorganization of office spaces.
The fundamental design of office workspaces and offices will definitely be changed. More personal space to stand in the elevator, lift capacity limits and demarcate spots to limit physical contact.
With coworkers sitting on every other seat, more space between desks, partitions that can be installed to reduce the risk of spreading diseases, fewer chairs in conference rooms, private rooms or offices, there is an endless list of reasons why How the overall design of office space can evolve in the post-pandemic situation.
Business travel and conferences.
While the coronavirus pandemic will certainly have a lasting impact on meetings as a whole, we should expect fewer conferences and travel plans cut in the post-pandemic era. Essential meetings will still take place, but those of lesser importance will be moved to email, phone calls and video conferences.
We should expect that there will be only physical meetings of employees when a project is important and cannot be done through video conferencing. Conferences, meetings and conferences will be put on hold for the foreseeable future, meetings which are not essential will now be done with video conferencing.
Work shifts and office hours.
Organizations will have a gradual return and most people may not need to return until widespread testing, treatment or a vaccine is in place. Work shifts can be made at any time to ensure a limited amount of employees in the workplace.
Limiting the number or group of people required to come into the office has been important for the safety of employees as it reduces the chances of them getting sick. Requiring only essential staff to come to the office may be the norm in a post-pandemic situation.
How the current global pandemic is going to change business around the world is unknown as we cannot predict the future with 100 percent accuracy, but by making educated guesses we can know how the effects of the pandemic will shape our work lives.