Chalking out the fine balance between professional and personal fronts should be the objective for the leaders and HR heads because work-life balance is not just about an even distribution of time between work and private life.
Most organizations have implemented many employee-centric initiatives to ensure that employees take control of their schedules and keep up with high-priority tasks.
Large teams were divided into microcosms to provide business planning, and project deliveries encountered no suffrage. With a 99.6% WFH metric, employees were encouraged to take up critical tasks within their portfolios to ensure customer confidence remains un-wavered.
The implementation of new technologies and imbibing new ways of doing business, along with reskilling are one of the many top priorities for global businesses. Additionally, as highlighted in a NASSCOM report, India’s demand for digital talent-based jobs is approx. 8x greater than the size of its skilled talent pool, expected to become 20x the available talent pool by 2024. In such circumstances, it is prudent to reskill and upskill the workforce in new and upcoming technologies.
Continuous Feedback is the Key
Taking employees’ and other stakeholders’ feedback at regular intervals is critical to ensuring the success of a hybrid work environment. To boost productivity, collaboration, and learning, while at the same time preserving the corporate culture and values, companies need to treat the flex working culture of being physically in and out of the office in the future, video conferencing, in-person, and remote collaboration spaces, and asynchronous collaboration and working models as standard practices.
A Positive State of Mind and Affairs
As organizations start to bring back employees, it will be critical for employers to build social and emotional connections with and between their employees again.
Emotional and physical well-being are key pillars towards pivoting to a productive and satisfying work-life balance.
COVID-19 has brought in an extra element of remote and distributed work teams, and the collaborative changes that are needed in managing the social needs of people, while working with teams across the world. Personal factors rather than external factors have started overriding what matters for organizations and employees alike. Implementing employee-friendly measures will be an effective way to promote physical health and improve the emotional well-being of employees.