The pandemic has certainly had a huge impact on the world, and there is no way we have recovered entirely. However, when it seemed like nothing will ever be right again, we found our way around the problem to keep proceeding forward.
Today, we have developed means and manners to continue with our daily lives, despite the situations that the pandemic has brought in, and a hype part of it is thanks to advanced technologies.
One of the biggest impacts has been on workplaces around the globe, which has led us to witness some new trends that are both a measure of protection and safety and at the same time to keep working even in this situation. Here are a few trends that have emerged in workplaces after the occurrence of COVID-19.
Smart work environment
As mentioned earlier, workspaces are rapidly getting digitized. The pandemic only added to the speed. Now, what we can find is highly digitalized workspaces with the smartest business tools, which add to the efficiency and productivity of the employees.
The common technologies to find in such a workspace are highly integrated workspace management tools, augmented reality, virtual workspaces, digital signage, motion sensors, IoT, facial recognition, and so on.
With the effects of the pandemic still looming over us, companies are adapting to more such digital solutions to maintain and uphold physical distance and management of physical space. For example, augmented reality training solutions are becoming a new effective strategy for independent onboarding and skill acquisition by those who can’t work remotely.
Bring your own thing
Because of the pandemic, any kind of physical contact in the society is discouraged. With it being such an important change, it was obvious that it would give rise to new trends in the workspace. One such inspired trend is to bring your own thing or BYOT.
Workspaces are turning digital rapidly, and employees are adding to that by bringing their own Internet of Things or IoT. IoT includes all kinds of high-end devices to help assist with their daily work life activities. From ear pods to smart lights, voice assistants, health bands, air filters, VR headsets, and so on, employees are keen to keep up with the trend of BYOT.
The act of maintaining distance itself has given rise to several workspace trends. Where going to the office and attending meetings were the normal elements of the pre-pandemic work-life, the pandemic has successfully reversed them.
Nowadays, virtual meetings and work from home are the new trends. You would think that it would be inefficient and troublesome. However, contrary to the popular belief, these new methods have added more efficiency to the execution of work. With the advancement of technologies and consistent development of new ones, these solutions were made possible with a high rate of success.
Day after day, companies and developers are trying to find new digital solutions that uphold the distance factor while providing positive and effective results.
SaaS fueled productivity
Another new business workspace trend that has been making its round is the new work nucleus. This nucleus we speak of is a compilation of SaaS-based tools that help make office work easy, efficient, and yield better results. These tools help improve communication, collaboration, and productivity. It’s interesting to note that 73% of businesses plan to make all their systems SaaS (Software as a Service) very soon.
Digital workspaces now revolve around this nucleus that aids in executing daily office activities, managing, controlling, and completing organizational projects, and many more. They do not just increase efficiency and productivity but are also easy to use, cost-effective, and are loaded with other advantages.
COVID-19 has had an immense impact on the world from which we will not be recovering any time soon. Yet, thanks to technologies and the unshakable resolve of humans, we keep finding new and improved solutions to keep moving forward.
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