The Future of the Workplace


Work norms have changed a lot over the past couple of years, with working from home (or
anywhere) becoming commonplace. Zoom calls replaced in-person interactions, and employees
across all industries has been resigning in record-high numbers, leaving employers wondering
what’s next.

While we can’t predict what work will look like after the pandemic, we can take note of recent
trends and consider how they might evolve in the future.

  • More demands for flexibility. Flexibility is becoming more important than higher pay,
    with the availability to work from anywhere becoming a common request. In fact, being
    required to return to an office was a cause of many resignations this past year.
  •  No more work “families.” The constant challenges to workplace norms have brought
    conversation about work cultures. Coworkers as “family” is an idea that should be left
    behind, as it can increasingly blur the line between one’s personal and professional life.
    This idea can also create toxic expectations of loyalty, pressuring employees to pour
    everything into their jobs.
  •  Four-day workweeks. While not a new idea, the four-day work week is finally within
    reach after the pandemic caused us to reevaluate the workplace. While this trend is still
    far from becoming a workplace norm, an increasing number of companies around the
    world have already started adopting it.

(RealSimple, 02.10.22)

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