Post-Covid situation – A glimpse of the “NEW NORMAL”
A virus that forcefully introduced itself has engulfed the whole world by a mega-disaster & created an unprecedented scenario. It has not just impacted but has turned the world upside-down. It is the greatest humanitarian challenge that the world has ever faced. Along with that, it has triggered a deep economic crisis that could impact more than the Great Depression.
This pandemic has posed such an existential threat, that it has become hard to imagine as to when it will end & when things will get back to normal.
But since people are simply adapting to this, which shows that there will be a ‘new normal’
Let’s have a look at how will the new workplace look like in the post-Covid situation
- Flexibility in working
With the growing popularity of work from home, corporate flexibility is increasing. Employees have proven their productivity even by working remotely. According to the Gallup survey, 54% of the USA workers revealed that they would leave their current job for the one that will allow them to work remotely.
Also, work from home is proving profitable for the organizations too.
People have now realized the importance of upskilling for innovation, which in turn helps to survive in an uncertain environment. This has made the corporates to conduct learning programs on a timely basis, in the form of workshops & seminars.
Even in the post-COVID situation, e-learning will be a major part of the ongoing learning process. The companies are making changes in the e-learning platforms, to ensure that the people are upgrading skills & developing professionally.
- Video virtuous
Video communication tools like Zoom, Skype, Hangout, etc. have made a major contribution to the success of work from home experiment. This has made the new corporate world more organic and real, as the line that separates the personal life and personal life is gradually fading.
This remote working has also made people realize the importance of face-to-face interaction. And companies are now convinced that work from home doesn’t lead to a loss in productivity.
- Hospital like office
Looking at the interiors, the materials that can withstand heavy cleaning will be preferred & sensors will be embedded underneath the desk, to keep a check on the body temperature.
Hand washing before entering the workplace will become a new ritual & people will get more conscious before touching anything.
- Contactless office
Social distancing will prevail for a longer time. Employers will try to avoid in-person meetings between employees & customers. Also, non-essential business travel & meetings will be discouraged & virtual meetings will be promoted.
This disruption has given enough time to think about the changes that can be done. It is difficult to predict how long all this will last. The people need to be more careful regarding safety & security while adapting to the ‘new normal’ for a period of time.
Are you and your company ready for the ‘new normal’?
Stay safe, stay healthy!