Pre and Post Pandemic Workforce Transformation
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.