When the pandemic hit the U.S., the workplace changed overnight. Millions of office workers had to imeediately transition to a 100% work from home environment to not only protect colleagues, but flatten the curve of infections in our larger communities. Though challenging, it had to be done.
However, remote work requires a completely different mindset than working in traditional offices and transitioning to a 100% WFH environment requires more than just telling everyone to go home. In fact, 20% of remote employees say that they lack a sense of belonging and sometimes feel lonely. Combined with “social distancing” and the looming uncertainties brought about by this pandemic, these feelings of isolation can easily snowball into something more toxic.
With that in mind, we created this list of common mistakes and missteps companies make when transitioning to a WFH environment and what you, the employee experience and HR leaders of the world, can do about it.
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