Since the beginning of the pandemic, almost every aspect of our lives has been impacted. This especially rings true when it comes to our workplace environment, values, and culture. Many employers had to learn how to maintain a positive and productive culture while transitioning to a work-from-home environment. This transition has also sparked many employees to rethink what they value most in their workplace. Here are the top three things that employees are looking for according to Harvard Business Review.
Businesses we’re impacted greatly as many needed to shift to a remote work environment. However, many employers saw that remote work did not negatively impact productivity. In fact, some workplaces saw profitability soar by cutting many overhead expenses associated with in-office employees.
At first, many people found working from home to be a struggle. As time went on, many people began to find a routine that made their workday flow easily. They were also able to find a great work-life balance as they cut time away from home. This has caused many employees to look for long-term flexibility in their workplace. While some employees would like to work remotely full-time, others would like a hybrid model. A hybrid model would allow employees to work from home but still come into an office on occasion.
Adapting to offering a flexible environment could help increase recruiting efforts for many businesses.
Measure Productivity Based on Quality
Employees would rather be measured on the value that they offer rather than the volume they produce. Many employees value trust from management and hope to work in an environment where they are not micromanaged. This gives them the freedom to produce their best work no matter where they’re located. Companies that offer a people-centric work model will have a competitive advantage in recruitment.
A Diverse Workplace
Diversity is at the top of everyone’s mind. This rings true for the workplace as well. It is becoming increasingly common for employees to appreciate a company that prioritizes diversity in the company. This is why it is crucial to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in your business model.
What are some of the things that you consider to be important in your work-life? What type of workplace environment, values, and culture do you seek when applying for a new position? Let us know by commenting on our post!