A workplace forgotten; a workplace redefined
Mr Paul Kloppers
Date: 09 December 2020
Content Focus Area: Futureshock: How has the workplace changed in unforeseen ways?
“The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on the workplace will probably still be with us for the foreseeable future. Like citizens in most countries, South Africans had to comply with different levels of regulations pertaining to a national lockdown that was implemented. Although most of these regulations have been relaxed by now, the initial lockdown required a rethink from employers whose normal place of work required employees to work at an office or a site in significant numbers. Certain critical industries could continue operations subject to strict health and safety protocols. However, there were some industries that were not allowed to operate the way they used to before.
How has the workplace changed? Some of the most significant changes include the change of the workplace itself and remote work, the use of technology, the leadership experience, the importance of teams and performance management.
According to PwC’s COVID-19 CFO Pulse, 52% of organisations who responded to the survey indicate that they are considering remote work as a permanent feature for roles that would allow it, while 52% of respondents want to improve the remote working experience.“
1. Gaining understanding of the Six Paradoxes of Leadership and understand the relevance/application thereof in the workplace.
2. Becoming aware of the importance of the interaction between human and technology in the workplace of the future and applying this understanding.
3. Understanding the significance and impact of change in the workplace and applying this understanding.