Covid-19 forced companies to change their work processes, these changes are likely to continue even after Covid-19 is no longer a factor.
Karen McCandless predicts that the following workplace trends are likely to continue in 2021:
Employee wellness. Companies are learning about the importance of staying in touch with their remote workforce.
Remote working forever. Many companies are beginning to realise that it is more efficient for people to work-from-home.
Gig economy and contractors. Working online allows you to tap into a worldwide network of expertise.
Self-service shift management. For workers who cannot work from home, management processes could be improved, e.g., making it easier to change shifts.
Virtual onboarding. When hiring new people, companies need to develop a process to select people who they might never meet.
Retraining and upskilling. Companies need to make sure that their workforce has the skills required to work remotely.
However, note that not everybody wants to work-from-home see: Working from home, once a novelty, is now wearing thin.