Happy Canada Day! Across the Northern Hemisphere, the start of July marks a summer break from work and school which resume in full swing in September.
What’s different in 2021 is that the September return-to-work will for many mean going back to the workplace for the first time since March 2020!
Indeed, the global pandemic has kept many working and studying from home for the better part of 15 months in anticipation of mass vaccination. When Every Day is a New Normal, that’s plenty long to make the return feel more like a first day of school, or the start of a new job, both figuratively and literally.
What will become the workplace of September 2021? The reelyActive team thought about that—because it affects us too—and produced a white paper, Towards the Future of Work (français | español), based on our extensive experience with forward-looking organisations and their diverse workplaces.
July and August are all that stand between us and a new reality. For organisations and their internal champions who see this as a window of opportunity, this may well be the Summer of the Future of Work: a two-month sprint towards a workplace at the service of its occupants, empowering employees to execute their mission with renewed purpose, autonomy and efficiency.
Will it be done? The time to answer that question is now.