Employees are beginning to return to the workplace but not without a certain amount of angst. The past several months have given employees a taste of the freedom, flexibility, and convenience working from home offers. While some are happy for the opportunity to “return to normal,” many are reluctant—even resistant—to returning to the physical workplace.
The pandemic has tested the plasticity of company cultures like never before. Organizations that were flexible enough to change large parts about how they operate, and do it quickly, were able to spark innovation that will outlive the circumstances that motivated those changes in the first place. In some cases, entire businesses changed, not just […]
With organizations engaged in many competing actions and objectives, we’re often inundated with tasks and new initiatives that seem to go on forever. If you’ve ever been in three meetings at once, driven to your next appointment while responding to phone calls, or spent your weekend answering e-mails, you aren’t alone.
Editor’s note: Throughout the week, we’ll be featuring exclusive insights into the world of corporate culture. Employee engagement plays a vital role in your organization’s culture as it helps retain top talent. This article will provide tips for helping you improve engagement and retain workers.
Over the past few months, one phrase has come up over and over again in seemingly all of my conversations: “leadership trust.” Companies are realizing that building and maintaining the bond between leaders and their employees is especially important right now with large swaths of their employee base working remotely.
That’s the big question that prevented a lot of employers from offering remote work options for their workers for a long time. Now we are in the largest remote-work experiment ever conducted, and the results are in. Workers feel just as productive or more while working from home than they did when they were in […]
Over the last few months, work as we know it has drastically changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s the physical location where employees work, the challenges these workers are overcoming to meet demands, or the attitudes workers now have, one thing is certain: “Normal” is now a term that describes the past.
The global transition of so many workers from traditional on-site settings to remote work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has created a fundamental shift in virtually every aspect of our lives.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, an estimated 16 million U.S. knowledge workers shifted to working remotely, according to Slack. COVID-19 effectively ushered in a change that many predicted years ago: a world where remote work is prevalent. This was unprecedented and likely would not have been possible on such a massive scale as few as […]
There’s a serious trust issue when it comes to workers confiding in your Human Resources department.