People Strategy: What difference has 2020 made on how we work and lead?
No one has a crystal ball to know what the impact of Covid will have on how we work.
Some questions I keep getting: Are we really in a new day of work from home (WFH)? Are companies going to change where and how people work because of the impact of Covid? Are we going back to the way of work we had in “BeforeLand” sometime in 2021?
Recently-published research from ResumeLab found that 99% of people prefer to work remotely at least some of the time.
And, a Gallup poll cited 59% of U.S. workers who have been doing their jobs from home during the coronavirus pandemic would prefer to continue to work remotely as much as possible (once public health restrictions are lifted).
I have been asked my opinion for years about WFH and the impact on teams, work output and the mental health of team members. Having worked from home for the majority of my career, I can honestly say that I don’t think full time WFH is for everyone. Here are three areas impacted when team members are working remotely:
- COLLABORATION: The collaboration and comradery that happen during the “in-between times” of being together really does have an impact. Both from the standpoint of bouncing ideas around more freely, which could increase business and improve systems, and from the need for us to have connection with others. CONTINUE READING…