Avasant Digital Forum: The Workforce of the Future: Diverse, Inclusive and Digital
COVID-19 created worldwide disruption. But with disruption comes opportunity. Lockdowns have shown that working from home is feasible, and in some cases preferable, to the pre-COVID paradigm. In the past year, digital tools have made workers more productive. Those tools have also provided surprising opportunities. Work-from-home has provided flexibility to workers that otherwise could not thrive in the “face time” office culture. Working parents, young people with strong digital skills, and others are thriving in this new work mode.
As vaccines allow workers to return to the office, it is imperative that companies maintain flexibility and do not shut down these new opportunities. The new workforce is more diverse, inclusive, and skilled in digital tools.
The digital forum discussed:
- The future of work and what it will look like
- How digital tools make a more diverse and inclusive workforce
- How to sustain this new culture once workers return at least partially to the office