Flexibility, wellbeing and culture — What the post-pandemic tech workplace will focus on
The pandemic was a unique moment in the tech industry. We had firms like Zoom seeing market capitalisation rise meteorically fold while some other businesses, particularly within the travel tech space, saw an unprecedented crisis. Some companies saw an increase in funding during this period even as others needed to prove their relevance during this time. In some companies where remote and flexible work was already in place, it was almost business as usual for the workforce, while others saw huge teething pains when making the shift towards remote working especially due to data security issues or difficulties collaborating.
In every case, tech firms saw the benefits of weaving flexibility and agility into their business and workplace DNA and most importantly the need to keep their workforce productive, positive and enabled for work. In the past year or so, we’ve noticed these changes shape some interesting workplace trends.