Our workforce is shifting to include more remote workers and digital nomads. With this trend, we are seeing a lot of changes.
The way we work is changing.
The environment we work in is changing. For on-site employees, office spaces are culture-centric, provide perks, and promote creativity and energy. For remote workers, your space could be a living room or a sea-side co-working loft.
The teams we work in are changing. They are de-centralized, flat organizations, made up of long-time employees, contract workers, freelancers, and remote team members.
The actual work we do is changing. No matter the industry, products and services are more customer-centric, created in a fast-paced and agile environment, and workforce talent is competitive.
Employee expectations are changing.
Employees want to be fulfilled by their work. They want to see how their day-to-day tasks contribute to a company or personal mission. They want to see how they fit into the bigger picture.
Employees want flexibility in their work. They want to be able to travel, take a mid-day stroll to encourage creativity, flex hours to make a doctors appointment.
Employees want freedom in their work. They want to do work on a schedule that works for them, where it works for them, in an environment that works for them. They want these things so they can provide their best work.
What do we do when everything changes? Embrace it.
In the ever-changing world of work we are in right now, you need change management. Change management is a broad idea that gets thrown around, usually as an afterthought. But right now, this thought has to be at the forefront of our minds. Communication, culture, employee engagement, training, and organizational structures are all pieces of change management. And they are important pieces to the future of work.
This blog is about embracing changes and navigating our current shift in the workforce. Learn the importance of company culture for remote workers, strategies for communication with digital nomads who are traveling globally, how to improve employee engagement in the office and on the road, and much more. But most importantly, learn how to foster the changes in order to make these transitions successful.