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  • Pre and Post Pandemic Workforce Transformation

     Danny Lee updated 6 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Danny Yeo

    Member
    December 18, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    It seems like many of the discussions surrounding workforce transformation hover around telecommuting or working from home. While many organizations were experimenting with flexible work schedules like 4-10s or 9-9s prior to the pandemic, others have already done it for years. COVID-19 effectively forced many organizations to embrace the ideas of telecommuting with only essential employees working onsite. I am sure that this new trend of working from home will continue for many post pandemic. We will all learn and adjust around that transformation in our workforce for years to come.

    Another idea that many organizations are dealing with centers around business continuity. For some organizations, this pandemic has disrupted business-as-usual to the point where these organizations are now defunct and closed permanently. While other organizations have prepared well in anticipation of a major disaster or catastrophe like we are experiencing. These organizations are probably looking for improvements in their procedures and processes so that they can more efficiently deal with unforeseen circumstances. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for the workforce.

  • Danny Lee

    Member
    December 21, 2020 at 3:50 am

    Yes, working from home (or remotely) isn’t really new. I’ve been helping clients with solutions for years and it has evolved and changed over the years with new technology and faster Internet.

    The solutions we develop assumes that the devices will be lost/stolen or will breakdown. The data is always stored in the datacenter.

    What is holding it back from being more readily adopted comes down to how much managers (Management in general) trust their staff.

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