It’s 2021, and there’s little sign of the pandemic slowing down. Even if we do return to our offices, it just won’t be the same. There’s a “new normal” now that we need to adjust to. As an HR manager, that can present some challenges.
First, there is the question of the future of remote working. A Forbes article found that working from home showed a “47% increase in productivity”. That, however, comes at a cost. A Microsoft Work Trend Index found 41% of Indian workers faced increasing burnout, due to remote working.
We still aren’t sure if we will return to the office, but it looks very likely. As you are building a return-to-office plan though, you should also prepare for remote working to stay. Here are some ways you can reassess your requirements for 2021, irrespective of what happens with COVID-19.
If you are an HR manager at an SME or startup then this blog is for you. Here are a few simple things to focus on to ensure you are set for 2021.