The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted every aspect of modern life, sparing no one, even the most successful companies. It changed the way businesses conduct their affairs, revisiting their focus to strike a balance between customer satisfaction, company viability, and employee welfare. Work post COVID 19 is never going to be the same again.
Eighty-five percent of company owners, top-level executives, and managers believe that remote work will define the workplace after COVID 19. Ongoing studies show that more people prefer remote work to achieve better work-life balance.
More than three-quarters of employees also underscore improved productivity when working remotely. It allows their creative energies to flow unhindered without the pressures of office politics and other work-related stress.
Almost the same number of employees say that having the option to work remotely will make them less likely to resign and look for work elsewhere.
We at Croo understand the changing work preferences of employees. That is why our Croo Talk is perfect for businesses migrating to a remote work arrangement with their personnel and staff. Companies can rest assured our system has the necessary infrastructure for ensuring smoother work processes remotely.
While remote work is beneficial for employees, it may not be an excellent model for some companies. That is why many organizations now observe a more flexible work arrangement for their respective employees.
Hybrid work allows employees to work where they are most productive and comfortable, including the home, café, restaurant, park, vehicle, or office. It is similar to remote work but with the flexibility to choose the office for some work.
A flexible working arrangement encourages employees to be at their peak performance. For example, some people are more productive at night or in the wee hours of the morning when everyone is still sleeping.
Tying workers to a 9-to-5 desk job make them feel like prisoners. They cannot wait until the 5 o’clock bell rings. Hybrid work changes all that by empowering employees to work their best whenever they are ready.
Croo lets businesses ensure a smoother integration of the hybrid work model. We have a platform that offers a seamless mechanism for maintaining open communication with employees wherever they are. Croo features the latest in user-friendly applications, further improving hybrid work productivity.
Expanded Contingent Workforce
According to the International Labor Organization, more than 81 million people lost their jobs because of the COVID 19 pandemic. On the other hand, more than 43% of businesses closed their doors, albeit temporarily. A year after the pandemic, companies continue to go bankrupt.
While these figures may look bleak, they offer hope to those out of work but have the skills needed by surviving organizations.
Economic experts and industry leaders agree that the contingent workforce is growing. They add that more than half of the US workforce will be contingent workers – freelancers, consultants, independent contractors, and more – by the year 2050.
Companies are now integrating more contingent workers in their workforce as an effective cost-saving measure.
Croo is an excellent partner for such businesses, allowing them to enjoy more savings using an advanced Cloud telephony system.
More Holistic Work
Experts agree that post-COVID19 work will focus on employees holistically. Traditionally, companies only look at the economic welfare of their employees. The COVID19 pandemic changed that.
Today, there is a trend towards looking after employees’ physical, social, emotional, and psychological wellbeing. A holistic approach to employee engagement fosters positive relationships, promotes company loyalty, increases productivity, and enhances employee self-worth and confidence.
Businesses can work with Croo to create a telecommunications platform that empowers employees to be their best.
If there is one key takeaway to the COVID19 pandemic, it is resilience. Organizations have to be creative in their work arrangements, taking care of their employees and keeping the business afloat.
Contemporary businesses have always focused on efficiency, eliminating errors while improving overall productivity. The COVID 19 pandemic showed business leaders that their companies must refocus to achieve resiliency, flexibility, agility, and adaptability.
Croo is a reliable partner for businesses hoping to design flexible and agile work processes. Our Croo Talk can provide companies the platform they need to be as resilient and efficient as any successful organization.
The Future of Work
The COVID19 pandemic changed man for the better. It taught resiliency, humility, and hope. The global health concern also spurred creativity and ingenuity, allowing many organizations to thrive. While work post COVID 19 will never be similar to what people are accustomed to, there is always hope that everything is for the best.