The coronavirus pandemic has transformed when, where, and how we work – with social distancing, more people working from home, online meetings, and virtual collaboration. COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation for many organisations, and the future workplace will never be the same.
Are You Ready for the Post-Pandemic Workplace?
Smart leaders and savvy organisations will use this opportunity to build a better workplace – with more flexible work, greater collaboration, diverse teams, and better work-life integration. This creates the environment that attracts the smart, talented, savvy people with the skills you need for future-proofing your organisation – on the road to recovery and beyond.
Does your organisation and team have what it takes to create this post-pandemic workplace? Make no mistake – it’s time to start planning now for the workplace of the future. And it all starts with your people.
How do your people respond to change? You can think of them in these six categories:
- Complacent: They don’t care what’s happening around them, and just do the job, get the money, and go home.
- Resistant: They know the world has changed, but actively resist the change, doing everything they can to create the safe, comfortable environment that has worked in the past.
- Compliant: They accept that their world has changed, but just do what they’re told without taking any initiative.
- Engaged: Now they’re willing to take some responsibility, and actively look for ways to deal with the change and improve themselves and your organisation.
- Motivated: They see the change in a positive light, and see their work as a vehicle for achieving their own bigger goals as well.
- Inspired: They embrace the change, and truly believe the work they are doing is making a difference in the world.
If you were to honestly assess your own team and workplace, where do you think it would fit on this spectrum?