After a long year filled with adjustments made by employers and their staff, the working world is ready to consider whether it’s time to call our teams back to the office. But even as the pandemic is slowly getting under control, things aren’t going to reset back to the way they were. To thrive, businesses will have to define their “new normal.”
The new normal probably isn’t going to be a choice between remaining fully virtual or returning to the traditional 9-to-5 Monday-through-Friday grind. More likely the result will lie somewhere in between. The advantage is that we have time to figure out what point in between works best for our companies. Remember, you’ve been holding it together for a year now working remotely; don’t be afraid to keep that going a little while longer as you sort out the most suitable pathway to bring your group back together.