Coronavirus has affected businesses like never before and had a very human impact - employees are concerned about their wellbeing, their finances and the future. But Coronavirus is also accelerating the future and showing us the art of the possible. In terms of change programmes, digital transformation and flexible working initiatives, many organisations have made more progress during the last few months, than the last few years.
WorkBuzz teamed up with leading organisations from across the public and private sector, to understand how they were responding to the crisis and planning for the future. Broadly speaking, their actions can be grouped into three phases:
Phase 1: Managing the Crisis – during the lockdown, organisations prioritised supporting employee wellbeing, leaders being visible and over-communicating
Phase 2: Shaping Your ‘New Normal’ – as the lockdown in the UK is eased, rather than just adapting to the ‘New Normal’, HR leaders are looking for ways to shape it and design new effective ways of working, during a period of prolonged social distancing
Phase 3: Embracing Lasting Change - beyond social distancing, they recognise there is a unique opportunity to design how they work and adapt to new flexible working expectations and business challenges