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Preparing an Organization for the Post-Pandemic World

Innovations were changing the nature of work before the pandemic. The pandemic made organizations rebuild themselves to become future-proof.

People across the world are preparing themselves to return to physical offices. Businesses are now trying out new strategies, which, when implemented effectively, will help them enter the modern era of business management.

Given below are measures that organizations can adopt to manage their teams and recover from the pandemic.

Think Ahead

The pandemic has redefined what people mean by working productively. Organizations need to think what skills will be of prime importance in a tech-enabled future.

Such skills should be developed in the current workforce, and employees should be actively recruited for them.

For instance, Woodside Energy, an Australian natural gas producer, started using AI- enabled tools to come up with ways of improving safety and productivity.

They have a team of data scientists who use a new range of tools and platforms throughout the organization, making them an innovator in oil and gas.

Demonstrate the Impact of Employees

Employees should be made to feel appreciated. This can make employees feel that their work is meaningful, which can result in higher engagement and satisfaction.

People have been used to aggressive social distancing and remote work environments for a couple of years now.

Therefore, it is important to reconnect with employees. It is important to find out whether employees are facing issues regarding health, family or childcare.

A daily phone call or  weekly virtual lunch can go a long way in helping companies open up a line of communication with employees, so they feel comfortable talking about what they need. This might even end up making them feel more dedicated to their work.

People Analytics and HR

People analytics, which is also called HR analytics, refers to the method of collecting and transforming HR data into actionable insights.

These insights can be used to improve the workforce process and help bring about positive employee experiences. With dispersed workforces becoming common during the pandemic, using people analytics can  be helpful.

From the perspective of HR, a model that relies excessively on human interaction might not be cost-effective.

For instance, Ping An, the largest insurer in China, uses artificial intelligence and big data to hire thousands of new agents each year. They conduct AI-enabled interviews that produce questions, and check the responses of candidates against an answer pool to determine the best matches on the traits that matter most in an agent.

New Workplace Strategies

Companies are trying to find a balance between giving up on their physical space and relying on physical office space to collaborate and produce shared experiences.

Some companies are trying new planning strategies for increased productivity and satisfaction.

Some workers prefer a hybrid model, which is a mix of working from home and working from the office during a typical work week. Some organizations have implemented a choice-based model, where employees can decide where they work. Cleanliness should remain a priority for companies.


Ronn Torossian is the Founder & Chairman of 5W Public Relations, one of the largest independently-owned PR firms in the United States. With over 20 years of experience crafting and executing powerful narratives, Torossian is one of America’s most prolific and well-respected Public Relations professionals.

Innovations were changing the nature of work before the pandemic. The pandemic made organizations rebuild themselves to become future-proof. People across the world are preparing themselves to return to physical offices. Businesses are now trying out new strategies, which, when implemented effectively, will help them enter the modern era of business management. Given below are measures that organizations can adopt to manage their teams and recover from the pandemic. Think Ahead The pandemic has redefined what people mean by working productively. Organizations need to think what skills will be…