Day 16: Learn the lessons of lockdown

In Lockdown lessons: the remote working takeaways we’ll bring back to the office, Louise Berry writes

“Fitter, happier, more productive… Amid the disruption of the past few months, there have been many benefits for office employees. So, how can we bring the best parts of working in lockdown back to our traditional workplaces?”

Since we last sat in the office with our colleagues, a lot has changed. The move to en masse remote working has exposed all the benefits and drawbacks of a completely remote workforce. This period will have a seismic impact on work going forwards, and by default, our lives, and business operations.”

The article suggests that although it’s by no means the end of the physical workplace, several improvements should be made to stay relevant and practical for both employees and the employer.  It considers the following10  aspects:

  1. Flexibility
  2. Time
  3. Space
  4. The value of our digital tools
  5. We need an organisational structure
  6. Small groups work better
  7. Communication
  8. On-premise is over
  9. Empathy
  10. Be open to change

Thinking about the 10 aspects above, when it comes to the lessons learned from workplace learning in lockdown , what lessons have you learned?

SHARE your thoughts with your team.
What can you collectively do to improve things in your own organisation?

FIND OUT more about the future of workplace learning in section 2 of the MWL 2020 resource: Re-think training in the modern workplace. [Note: to view this content, you will need to purchase access to MWL2020]