The onset of COVID-19 changed the world—and reshaped the way people work and do business with it. The rise of work-from-home and remote work gave rise to a new way of looking at the efficiency of balancing work and life. As we prepare for more change, it is time for organisations to not only adapt to this reality but learn how to thrive within it.
2021 marked the beginning of the era of the agile workplace. The most successful organisations will flourish by celebrating a culture of change and implementing flexible processes that ebb and flow with the world around them. Organisational agility requires leadership to forge lasting connections with employees, listen to their voices, and chart a course that can ensure teams are better prepared to adapt to changing trends and conditions.
When looking at the Anatomy of Work, it becomes clear that workers are spendings significant time on work about work, rather than the skilled work itself. Work about work has become ingrained in modern organisations and is still the most significant barrier to productivity— one that organisations shouldn't take lightly.
People need clarity, and organisations can use tools like Asana to increase transparency and limit miscommunication and stress from multiple notifications. Keeping all tasks and projects organised in one project management tool means fewer digital distractions with fewer notifications from fewer apps.