The workplace is in constant motion, each change in environment affects how employees work and impacts the entire team. Many Executives implement change in the workplace to reap the benefits that come from adapting business. However, change can also bring forth controversial elements that not all employees agree on. Here are a few workplace transformations to avoid adding to your business in 2018:
1. The gig economy
The gig economy refers to employees who are hired on as contractors or freelancers. While there are benefits to using contracted or freelance employees, there are still alternatives to consider.
For example, consider investing the time and money spent on employing remote or freelance employees to connect and foster good working relations in house This could include company off-sites or using time for team-building within departments.
2. Digital efficiency
According to Entrepreneur, 52% of employees ages 18 to 44 thought their companies had too many paper-based processes, which could be digitized. Most organizations are advancing to make customer-facing interactions digital. There are still employees who use antiquated processes for handling paperwork related to their jobs.
Review the repetitive paper-based processes that exist in your organization and work with employees and available technology to turn those processes into digital workflows. While technology for technology’s sake can be counter-productive, investing in digital technologies that keep employees inspired and productive can help boost morale and your bottom line.
3. Digital privacy
We have become increasingly aware of the risks associated with sharing personal information as data hacks and breaches at large companies persist. Yet, employees are required to share personal information to be considered for employment. While most companies realize the seriousness of protecting customer data, employee information should have the same protection.
Verify that your hiring process ensures your candidate’s personal information is not shared. Information should always be stored securely, and all procedures should allow personal data to be destroyed as needed.