How Did the Pandemic Affect The Workplace and Team Building?
We think of time now as pre-pandemic and post-pandemic and one place where this distinction is most applicable is in the workplace. COVID-19 fundamentally changed the workplace in so many ways. Not only did entire industries go under and need to find a way to resurrect, but employee standards have changed. In light of the trying times, employees are demanding better treatment, greater flexibility, and more empathetic leaders.
Remote, Hybrid, On-Site…Oh My!
Another change that has been brought upon by the pandemic is the greater focus on empathetic leadership and mental health awareness. Employees are no longer willing to work themselves into the ground for ungrateful leadership. There is a level of expectation that work-life balance matters to the company and policies reflect this value.
Team building is a powerful way to build trust and respect among employees and their leadership. Team building events may provide an opportunity for employees to get more comfortable voicing their concerns or praises to upper management. Open communication is key to any workplace environment and team building provides a foundation for a company to build on.
The pandemic has changed a lot of things but as a workforce, adaptability is never out of reach.