Remote work was the holy grail of employment situations for millions of Americans before the pandemic. Avoiding a two-way, daily commute and spending 9 or more hours per day in the office promised to be less stressful and free up more time for physical activity and other leisure pursuits. Workers believed they might even be […]
Remote, hybrid, distributed—no matter what you call your work model, one thing is for sure: Managing the new workplace is the #1 priority for people operations experts worldwide.
There is a “digital nomad” movement gaining momentum. While many of us have experienced the world through our screens the last year, digital nomads have been conducting business wherever they want—anywhere in the world. Digital nomads are placing no limits on the location of their workplace, seeking out places with reliable Internet connections and flexible […]
While the widespread shift to remote work has been celebrated by many former office-workers, it’s been surprising to many observers the high percentages of those employees who are actually eager to return to the office, at least some of the time. Depending on the poll and when it was conducted, the proportion of workers who […]
Many workers are returning to a hybrid environment in the post-pandemic world. That means they are working from their home office part of the week and in the office for the other part of the week. Without the right approach, this can cause havoc on your calendar, which for many people serves as a roadmap […]
In its time, the open-office concept made good sense: Without partitioned cubicle walls or closed office doors, workspaces encouraged collaboration and creativity. The design facilitated drive-by conversations and brainstorms. The open flow of communication reigned.
When COVID vaccines rolled out months ago, employers and employees alike began looking forward to getting back to the office, where they could once again work alongside coworkers instead of isolated in their homes.
As the COVID-19 pandemic began to recede early in summer 2021, employers around the country started to firm up their plans for a return to the office after over a year of large-scale remote work. While the emergence of the Delta variant has paused or delayed many of those plans, a significant number of employers […]
Advanced technology can often be associated with changing times and evolving industries. As the pandemic intensified organizations’ reliance on technology, with Zoom meetings replacing meetings in the boardroom, virtual gatherings replacing in-person events, and other technological transformations, companies are on the path toward becoming unrecognizable from years prior. With topics now being welcomed in the […]
Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic made businesses all over the world rethink the in-office work model in order to keep team members safe. HR managers and employers worked quickly to transition in-person onboarding and training to digital processes. Now, nearly 18 months later, with the “new normal” in full effect, HR pros are considering yet […]