The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has prompted significant changes to the workplace.
Such a radical shift would normally follow months, if not years of planning but, in March, employers were forced to adapt almost overnight. Since then, employers have needed to continue to adapt in order to keep pace with the introduction of new legislation and ever evolving government guidance.
Whilst we all hope for a return to ‘normal’ soon, there is an expectation that the ‘new normal’ will look rather different. The changes which employers have been forced to make during 2020 are taking on a degree of permanence and, in the case of many organisations, the pandemic has simply accelerated changes which were already underway.
With every challenge there comes an opportunity, and this may be the case for organisations who wish to look forward and develop innovative strategies for an agile workforce and embed working practices which ensure the safety, good health, productivity and engagement of their people.