The future is hybrid
Companies in every sector are scrambling to adjust to the new realities of the Covid landscape, but they are also starting to prepare for the new world that will emerge after the pandemic. In particular, Thomas thinks, there will be a renewed emphasis on a hybrid work environment. This includes thinking about what it will take to have such a hybrid professional space be effective and engaging. In a sense, things are relatively easy now, as everyone is working mostly from home. But going forward, the mix of office and home workspaces will become more dynamic, and companies’ culture, planning and coordination will need to adapt to that. This is in part a technological and logistical issue, but Thomas feels that HR must play a crucial role in making this change.