The covid-19 pandemic has brought forward a drastic change in every organisation. Workers have learned that they don’t have to work in an office and can complete most tasks from home. The fundamentals of work culture were disrupted during this period, making space for a new normal.
Work from home allows flexible working hours, reduced costs, and a better chance at work-life balance. Videoconferencing, screen-sharing, digital shared file storage, collaborative digital workspaces, whiteboards, and smartphone chat groups are all means which have paved the way for the new normal. These tools are not only free but also easy to use and learn.
As we move forward, management needs to assess the changes in their work culture. Organisations must choose which culture changes they want to retain and discard as they adjust to working during and post-pandemic. The primary purpose of this is to keep the newfound collaboration and empowerment and abstain from slipping back into old and occasionally unhealthy work habits.
Finding the positive aspects of this abrupt cultural shift and taking pleasure in them might help to perpetuate these behavioural changes in the long run. Businesses that can adapt to this new form of corporate culture will gain a competitive edge in the market because they will be able to preserve organisational agility and the spirit of collaboration.