A Humanized Digital Workplace— Essential in This Hybrid World of Work

There has never been a better time to encourage deeper personal ties at work than today, as hybrid models become the standard. 

The transition to remote work has highlighted the connections between job, health, and overall well-being. The pandemic brought with it an epidemic of stress and burnout, resulting in a record number of employees quitting their jobs. When employees lack the flexibility and work-life balance that they believe they require to excel at work, they risk becoming uninspired, stressed, disconnected, and unsatisfied. 

Leaders struggle to adapt to people’s evolving requirements and wishes as they attempt to alter the remote and hybrid work experience. Today’s workers want more from their jobs than just a salary, and they seek out and stick with employers who give them meaning and purpose in their work. Organizations must be more compassionate, welcoming, sympathetic, and empowering in order to develop workplaces that are more human-centered. 

Breaking the communications barrier

It is challenging but it’s important to take steps to bridge the gaps in the digital workplace. It’s about gaining deeper insights into how people really feel about the new remote work setup.  

It can be easy to forget that the person on the other end of your computer screen is a human being with feelings, preferences, and needs. When we work from home, we’re not just separated from our colleagues by distance—we’re separated by an overwhelming layer of technology.  

It is important to encourage communication among employees through channels, so they don’t feel isolated from each other or from management. This will help break down barriers between teams and departments as well as give them an outlet for questions or concerns they might not feel comfortable bringing up face-to-face. Leaders can promote open communication and actively encourage employee feedback. 

Investing in efficient tools that promote collaboration

As the boundaries between work and home life are becoming increasingly blurred, it’s more difficult to build a sense of belonging in the workplace. Here’s where digital collaboration technologies prove essential in helping organizations value people’s time and support well-being. Communication must be built into the employee experience (EX) through digital tools that empower employees rather than overwhelm them.

By having dependable and easy-to-use digital tools, leaders and workers can listen to each other more and come together at moments that matter. That way, they can create a more sustainable definition of hybrid work success.

Enhancing human connections in a hybrid workplace

It doesn’t matter if you’re a large corporation or a small business; your employees are the lifeblood of your organization. They are what make it possible for you to thrive and grow, so it makes sense that you would want to treat them well. This can seem daunting when you consider how many different things there are to consider: employee satisfaction, retention rates, productivity levels… the list goes on and on!

But there’s one thing that will always stay true: people want to feel like they belong.

Adding and preserving the human dimension in a fast-changing hybrid work environment goes a long way toward achieving a happier, more engaged, and more resilient workforce.

People can now work from anywhere at any time. However, if employees do not feel valued for their contributions or if they are disengaged from their work, this can lead to resentment.

To boost employee experience in the hybrid world, organizations must go beyond profit and productivity. It’s about building trust and empathy in the workplace culture — wherever the workplace may be. This is our ‘why’ for EX!