From pandemic to our work experience
We can’t deny that the pandemic has negatively impacted a lot of people and lives. However, it’s also important to look at the opportunities that the pandemic has created. And to see the bright side of it, especially now that things are opening up again. One thing we know for sure is that the pandemic changed the world of working big time. Organisations have been forced to be flexible and resilient by changing their strategies. The flow of communication changed, the customers changed, and the resources changed. Besides, the physical offices of these organisations crumbled to many small home offices, connected digitally.
Altogether, this affected the people and their work experience big time too. Since they didn’t have to travel to an office, they missed the atmosphere at the workplace. They lacked physical interactions with their colleagues, yet they did spend much more time at home (with their family).
Together, the pandemic caused employees to have a wholly different work experience. During the pandemic, people needed to adapt to the new situation. Finding a way of working that suited them. Work has become blurred with personal lives, as living rooms have also become offices. And kitchens have also become break rooms. While this also happened the other way around, as their personal lives reached their work. Children got involved with video calls, and colleagues were replaced by spouses to discuss work issues while sharing lunch.