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The Future Normal Employee: Exclusive COVID-19 Data

The year 2020 has invariably caused long-lasting changes to the relationship businesses have with their employees.

In March, a majority of the world’s companies moved to remote work for non-essential employees, it seemed as though we were thrown into the future of work in a matter of days. We have now seen into each other’s homes, worked together to find and share silver linings on social media, celebrated essential workers while sending them PPE, and tried to run meetings with kids remote learning in the background.

The second half of the year finds many organizations at a reopening crossroads, with some employees beginning to return to the physical workplace and others who have asked to continue at home. Within these two categories, employers face a myriad of complicated scenarios; navigating employees with at-risk family members, and others who are hungry to return to a more “normal” office environment.

When it comes to employees, data is the oxygen of a digital enterprise. To make it as seamless as possible to work from home, data about employees, their department, level, technologies deployed or needed, increased speed, and flexibility are all needed to provide a working ecosystem for them.

With the saturation of work into the home life at an all-time high, this next chapter explores some of the personal impacts and challenges our survey uncovered on the current technology environment and today’s modern employee.

Employee Challenges

To better understand the new employee challenges that were brought on by the pandemic and the subsequent move to being remote, survey respondents were asked to name the biggest challenges and risks they faced in their role, due to COVID-19.

The second half of the year finds many organizations at a reopening crossroads, with some employees beginning to return to the physical workplace and others who have asked to continue at home. Within these two categories, employers face a myriad of complicated scenarios.

On the surface, these responses mirror what you would expect, Making Decisions in an Uncertain Environment mirrors the “unprecedented” and “unpredictable” language used by virtually every media outlet, and Managing a Remote Team seems inevitable given the speed of which companies had to transition away from the workplace.

 

To continue reading about employee challenges, including an industry discussion on healthcare and retail organizations, download the full COVID-19 Insight and Vision Report here.

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