Organizational culture has always been an important aspect of any company, but it has become even more crucial in recent times. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the way we work and has forced organizations to adapt to the new normal. With remote work becoming more prevalent, companies have had to find new ways to maintain their organizational culture and keep their employees engaged.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the new trends in organizational culture that are emerging as companies adapt to the new normal.
- Remote work(shops)
Remote work has become the norm for many organizations in the wake of the pandemic. With remote work becoming more common, organizations have had to find new ways to maintain their organizational culture and keep their employees engaged.
One trend that has emerged is the use of virtual team-building activities. These can include virtual happy hours, team-building games, and other virtual activities that help employees feel connected to their colleagues, even when they are working remotely.
With Beanmachine, we also offer a lot of our workshops online!
- Focus on well-being
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of employee well-being, and organizations are taking notice. Many companies are implementing wellness programs, mental health resources, and other initiatives to support the well-being of their employees. This trend is likely to continue as organizations recognize the importance of taking care of their employees’ mental and physical health.
- Emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion
Organizations are becoming more aware of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. Companies are taking steps to create more diverse and inclusive work environments by implementing DEI training, hiring more diverse candidates, and creating employee resource groups. This trend is likely to continue as organizations recognize the benefits of a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Want to measure how your organization scores on the DEI aspect? Use the JiGSO Listen questionnaire on inclusion, which combines the validated scales developed by Wiebren Jansen and Beth G. Chung, to move from a mere focus on diversity indicators to a truly inclusive culture in the daily work environment. Use it as a team to identify strengths and challenges. Or roll it out for the entire organization to determine an objective, data-driven inclusion strategy.
- Flexible work arrangements
With remote work becoming more common, organizations are also exploring other flexible work arrangements. This can include flexible hours, compressed workweeks, and other arrangements that allow employees to have more control over their schedules. This trend is likely to continue as organizations recognize the benefits of flexible work arrangements, such as increased productivity and employee satisfaction.
- Emphasis on learning and development
Organizations are placing more emphasis on learning and development to help their employees stay relevant in a rapidly changing work environment. This can include offering training programs, mentorship opportunities, and other initiatives that help employees develop new skills and knowledge. This trend is likely to continue as organizations recognize the importance of investing in their employees’ development.
In conclusion, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace of change in organizational culture, and companies are adapting to the new normal by implementing new trends. Remote work, well-being, diversity, equity, and inclusion, flexible work arrangements, and learning and development are just a few of the trends that are emerging in organizational culture. As companies continue to adapt, it will be interesting to see how these trends evolve and shape the future of work.