Source | economictimes.indiatimes.com | Rica Bhattacharyya, ET Bureau
Has the Covid-19 pandemic permanently transformed the workplace?
At least for a large part of the white-collar corporate workforce, the answer is ‘yes’, with many companies adopting work from home and employees likely to continue operating remotely even when things come back to business as usual.
As an increasing number of companies are looking at the option of hybrid workplaces — a blend of remote working and working from office — this has led to reassessing the set of skills and competencies in the new work milieu.
While digital transformation has been a top business priority of many companies over the last couple of years, the pandemic has not only accelerated the use of technology and digital tools but also led to the need for a whole new set of skills for people to function in a remote environment, said the HR heads of leading companies including Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Mastercard, Schneider Electric, NTPC, PFC and Vedanta.