Looking back at the eventful year 2020, we can say that, as an experiment in workplace innovation, it didn’t exactly have the optimal framework conditions. Yet we can learn a lot from the past period, which has seen workplace transformation accelerate for so many organisations. We know a lot more about what’s possible in terms of technology and workplace innovation. We’ve seen technical and social drawbacks and limitations, but also benefits. It may seem obvious, but in our view, the workplace of the future is hybrid.
HSO and Veldhoen + Company recently published the whitepaper Workplace Innovation in a post-pandemic era. In this whitepaper we look at this theme in greater depth. In this blog we discuss the most important advantages and disadvantages of working from home, as experienced by employees in the past year. And then we look at what is needed to optimise the workplace of the future.
Research conducted by Tilburg University and Veldhoen + Company during the spring 2020 lockdown among more than 5,000 knowledge workers in Europe showed that, for most, working from home has more advantages than disadvantages.