A successful employee experience transformation depends on leaders’ willingness to abandon outdated practices and their ability to see their workforce as partners or collaborators rather than subordinates. It’s about respecting staff perspectives and giving them the freedom to produce outcomes that will benefit the company.
It’s about employer attitude. “Give comfort to employees that the company not only makes money but at the same time will also take care of their individual career growth. Encourage them to develop not only company-related skills but also other self-development skills. Also, make employees feel comfortable and have a good onboarding plan.”, says Satish Chagantipati, Vice President of Engineering & Special Projects, Covantech Pvt Ltd.
When it comes to creating a culture of well-being in your workplace, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The best way to figure out what will work for your team is to simply ask them what well-being means to them. After all, you want to build a culture that your people will actually enjoy and can benefit from on a daily basis.
The cubicle architecture needs to be redone because the work personnel have become accustomed to working from the comfort of their beds. According to a survey, eight out of 10 employees would prefer working from home instead of the office. Due to this, employers, now more than ever, need to work on improving the workforce experience after the pandemic.
This entails a company making the workplace secure and friendly, offering flexible scheduling alternatives, and assisting staff members as they acclimate to working in an office setting.
Read on to learn how these companies are transforming the experience of their workforce.
Workforce as Collaborators and Not as Subordinates
According to Kavita Dhar, Director at Worldcon Technologies, transformation and change are always good for self and organization. It helped employees deal with challenges, work with what is available, manage, take decisions, be responsible, delegate, and own ownership. When an organization experiences that an employee has demonstrated and performed well, best and worst practices are shared. It has given the organization a new direction and helped identify employees’ strengths and weaknesses. A practical approach that works in a situation is a new way of working that breaks the traditional way of working and the barriers. This is a win-win for all.”
According to Yongming Song from ImgKits-Photo Editor, it’s necessary to promote collaboration if you want to transform the employee experience. He also said, “Make every person feel like they matter from the beginning to the end of a project. Don’t let your team members think it has to always be your way. Let them personalize their work experiences as long as the end goal is achieved without compromising the company’s values and ethics. These new ways of working will transform employee experiences and improve productivity.”
Establish a Culture of Health and Wellbeing for Your Employees
When thinking about how to improve company culture, don’t forget about health and well-being. This is especially important if your business hasn’t integrated these things into the employee experience post-pandemic.
Srikanth Srinivasan, AVP & Head | Retail & Consumer Goods, Wipro, says, “the restrictions around COVID-19 have taught us two lessons about our white-collar professional life. It includes work finding a way to continue and professionals finding a way to contribute.
While companies open their offices, employees have mixed feelings about returning to work. We have inadvertently created a system where “work” is not constrained by “physical proximity” anymore. Companies must look at offices as “collaboration spaces” instead of calling them “working spaces”.
He also says, “While work continues remotely – team building and focused group activities can be organized in offices. Hybrid models, protected by adequate security & confidentiality measures, offer scope for rapid scalability at low infrastructure costs. It’s time to re-imagine and re-purpose office spaces. On the flip side, working from hybrid models calls for a high degree of digital transformation of processes. The future is going to be all about hybrid, highly digitalized, omnipresent workforce.”
Digital Transformation for Better Employee Engagement
There’s no time like the present to set sail on a digital transformation that will bolster your business strategy on another level. The eventual return to the office, be it hybrid or not, will be a new adventure for both you and your employees post-pandemic. Technology will play a vital role in efficient and transparent communication during this time to help identify a model that works best for everyone.
Huzaifa Ahsan from FindPeopleFirst says, “Disruptive technologies such as IoT, AI, and blockchain can play a huge role in transforming the employee experience and productivity. Apart from new technologies, mobile-first software and tools are essential for employees to access information. A mobile-first company changes the new ways of working, giving employees the flexibility to work.”
He also goes on to say, “AI-powered tools can reduce monotonous tasks, giving employees more time to focus on creative and administrative tasks. On the other hand, augmented reality and voice assistants are helping human resources with the ease of working in a digital environment. Hence, ensure that the company’s tech tools are up to date with the current market standards and are beneficial to all employees.”
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This is a terrific way to entice workers back into the workplace because each one is presided over by a panel of specialists who can answer questions from coworkers directly about various aspects and areas of the business. It’s critical that they comprehend the advantages of returning to work, including how human interaction boosts morale and productivity in the long run.
Getting On-Board With QuickFMS
Employees desire resources and tools to complete their work quickly and effectively. The right workplace technology combined with human insight allows organizations to connect experiences to underlying operations. As a result, they can oversee, manage, evaluate, and constantly improve employee experiences in a real-time, dynamic setting.
That’s where QuickFMS comes in. We are a comprehensive, all-in-one platform that offers an easy-to-use solution revolutionizing how you manage your operations and facilities, saving hours of work and resources while saving money and ensuring peace of mind.
Our hot desk booking software will benefit employees even before they arrive at the workplace by allowing them to reserve a well-organized workspace for them to work in. Not only will it increase their efficiency, but it will also increase employee productivity.
With the help of our office space management software, you can efficiently manage your office space and keep track of both occupied and vacant areas. This platform helps in establishing a productive work environment while also accommodating your ever-changing office needs.
Both our tools are secure, easy to use, and can seamlessly integrate with your existing platforms.
By understanding your business’s needs and integrating them into a system that will help you run it efficiently and effectively, you can improve your business’s performance and profitability on a convenient and affordable platform. Schedule a free demo of our product modules if you want to learn more about our cloud-based facilities management software.
Amit Prasad is the founder and managing director of SatNav Technologies and has business interests in a wide range of IT products. SatNav Technologies is an IT products company focusing on cloud based map data products and a pioneer in GPS, FMS & LBS Technologies. The product suite includes SatTracx in-the-field location based solutions and A-mantra in-the-office facilities management solutions. QuickFMS from a-mantra is a cloud based facility management system which enhances organization’s efficiency.