Data show that the shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic has been largely successful in maintaining productivity, but most employers still believe that returning to the office is the best path forward for maintaining a strong organizational culture. But is that true?
Your employees are relishing the perks of working from home–no commute, relaxed dress code and fewer office politics. But your leaders want workers to return to the office to work more collaboratively. How do you bridge the divide?
While the shift to working from home in 2020 has provided much-needed flexibility for professional workers during the COVID-19 crisis and shown that a remote workforce can maintain productivity, negative aspects of the experience—isolation, diminished collaboration and burnout—have emerged.
The shift to remote work has been one of the most conspicuous HR trends of 2020. Many industry forecasters believe a significant percentage of work will continue to be performed remotely in the years ahead, even after the coronavirus threat is contained. In this new normal, it’s important to know which soft skills are critical for effective remote work and how managers can best identify and bring out those skills in their direct reports.