With the rise of the pandemic, many workers have chosen to work from home. This has led to a decrease in the demand of employees and an increase in the demand for freelancers and remote workers. Many businesses have shifted their full time staff to remote workers as well. This is a trend that is expected to continue growing. However with the COVID-19 vaccination being rolled out and a large percentage of the global population moving towards getting vaccinated, many are asking questions like, Will we ever go back to how it used to be before the pandemic?
It is sort of the same question we heard when coronavirus first hit. There were questions like will we ever go back to normal or will we have to accept the new normal. Now with the development of COVID-19 vaccination, getting back to offices seems very likely. However there is one thing that is causing people to speculate otherwise. During the pandemic, employees started working from home. It was a more convenient option for the employees but it also showed businesses that they can cut a lot of their costs if they keep working from home. They realized that traditional office settings was actually costing them more.
In many countries, businesses have opened and are running according to their old schedule however in other countries there is still a lockdown from time to time.
As the world moves into a post-pandemic society, it is important to remember that humans are still humans and it takes time for society to heal after a disaster.
People who were deeply affected by the pandemic will be struggling with feelings of survivor’s guilt, which needs to be dealt with in order for them to move on with their lives.
Many people who lost loved ones during the pandemic will also struggle with grief because they may still not have closure and they may not know what happened or how their loved one died. People who have been working from home for more than a year now will feel more comfortable working from home. Adjusting to the old office routine and workplace will be a little challenging after going through a work from home experience for more than a year.
Research has shown that in most cases, work from home is a great choice for both business and employees. Employees tend to work more efficiently when they are working from home. This help to increase the productivity and eventually the profit of the business. So businesses should try and promote work from home even after the pandemic has ended. This is the era of information technology, and during the pandemic, many new technologies were introduced in order to facilitate work from home. The technological innovations are already there so the companies should just take advantage of these technologies when the pandemic ends. By doing so companies will be able to enjoy efficient work, higher productivity and high employee retention rate even after the pandemic.