Even when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, it’s unlikely that we’re going to completely return to the way things once were. It’s estimated that nearly 70 percent of the world’s workforce – and about 80 percent of all employers – are in areas of the world where workplace closures are either recommended or required. With many workers preferring the flexibility that working from home offers compared to commuting to an office each day, it’s likely that employers are going to maintain some level of this convenience in the future, perhaps in a hybrid structure. But just as it was an adjustment for workers to transition to work at home environments, a hybrid structure isn’t likely to come without its share of adjustments as well. Digital innovation, such as solutions from Anvl, can help bridge any gaps that may be on the horizon. Let’s take a closer look at the future of work in a post-COVID world, and tips to prepare you for the Future of Work.
Digital Innovation and the Future of Work
Digital innovation may be a buzzword, but it is a necessity when considering the future of your business. In fact, the future of work is likely to rely heavily on innovative solutions – and the businesses that adopt the right solutions aren’t just going to create new competitive advantages, but create positive working environments as well. Additionally, such solutions are also going to increase worker productivity. Gartner estimates that by the end of 2021, about 70 percent of all organizations will enhance their employees’ productivity by integrating innovative solutions, such as artificial intelligence, or AI, in the workplace. If your firm hasn’t already begun to explore and implement these solutions, it’s time to start.
How to Prepare for the Future of Work
So how can you prepare for the future of work? Whether you’re exploring solutions or in the process of building off what you’ve already implemented, here’s a look at some suggestions:
Embrace Digital Innovation
According to Mindedge, more than three-quarters of all workers employed at automated businesses say that new technology has made their jobs easier. What’s more is nearly 70 percent agree that new innovative solutions have improved morale. Studies indicate that workers who are happier on the job are likely to be more productive. Solutions like Anvl permit workers to stay connected via mobile solutions, even in remote locations. These solutions bridge the communication gaps between employees and supervisors to streamline connectivity and productivity across the board.
Create New Goals/Vision
Embracing the future of work means adjusting your company’s vision on what this future in innovation will look like, and then taking the necessary steps to ensure that you follow through on this vision. Make sure whatever goals you set combine flexibility and maximize productivity. Also, be sure to commit to these goals and hold your employees accountable for doing their part as well. It can help to regularly report on your progress to ensure you’re being transparent with your workers.
Train Your Workforce
Training is obviously important as it pertains to introducing your workforce to any new strategies or technologies that your firm is adopting. But it’s also a great way to generate buy-in from your workforce as well. So what’s the best way to train your workforce? That’s up to you. According to Mindedge’s Future of Work study, online courses are reported to still rank second to in-person training in terms of perceived effectiveness.
However, more than one-third of managers say that they prefer online courses when it comes to prepping their staff for the future of work. Perhaps a hybrid approach to training that mixes both online and in-person instruction would work best. It’s up to you to decide how to best relay the message down to other members of the workforce, but know that in order to be successful in your company’s vision, that your staff should be at the forefront of these changes.
How Anvl Can Help
While the future of work is challenging businesses to adapt quickly to a digitally innovative world, it’s also important to implement solutions that are easy to use. The more user-friendly the solution, the more buy-in it’s likely to receive from your workforce. That’s where Anvl’s solution comes in handy. It’s easy to use and train on and can help your firm usher in a new era of work more quickly. The less time you spend on training, the more time you can spend doing what your business does best. Click here to see Anvl in Action, and contact one of our experts today.