We’ve seen just how quickly office culture can change as we’ve all embraced telecommuting technology and adapted our home spaces to craft small home offices. While remote work has been a rising trend over the last several years, there’s no doubt it’s here to stay as an opportunity for companies to accommodate individual needs and schedules, as well as expand their own talent pool.
While offices will likely shrink in size and the number of Zoom calls on our schedules will rise, telecommuting isn’t the only workplace trend we’re expecting to grow. In addition to flexible schedules, many are even pushing for the adoption of the 4-day workweek to improve work-life balance and boost productivity.
As our work week does become more flexible both in location and hours worked, soft skills like communication and organization are a huge priority for employers. Juggling your own schedule and duties while maintaining collaboration and consideration for other’s changing schedules is no small task, and much harder to teach than the more technical aspects of a position.
Employees also have their own changes in expectations, particularly when considering their benefits. Many are looking for improved healthcare, an increase in PTO days, and career development opportunities provided by their employers. That’s why the folks at mint.com have put together this useful infographic on workplace trends and how to prepare for the workplace of the future.