RT Vol XXI: Ch 1: Knowledge Workers Experience for a Post-Pandemic Workforce: A Phenomenological Study
From the Book: The Refractive Thinker®: Vol. XXI: Work Life Balance: Effective Strategies to Enhance Personal and Professional Success


Summary

Chapter 1: Since the invention of the telephone, employees began leaving the confines of the workplace and providing value to businesses from increasingly diverse locations. The emergence of the internet and cell phone technologies increased the flexibility of organizations to leverage employees across the globe and build highly skilled virtual teams. The pandemic resulted in the leaders of organizations adopting remote and hybrid work models for employees more quickly. Ready or not, leaders had to rapidly adopt technology, change work patterns, and adapt to changing market conditions that thrust employees into virtual work faster than most were ready for. This chapter includes an examination of the experience of employees who made the rapid shift to working from home. Leaders who are refractive thinkers, and who want to improve work from home employee engagement, may benefit from learning more about their experiences of this model of work.

Since the invention of the telephone, employees began leaving the confines of the workplace and providing value to businesses from increasingly diverse locations. The emergence of the internet and cell phone technologies increased the flexibility of organizations to leverage employees across the globe and build highly skilled virtual teams. The pandemic resulted in the leaders of organizations adopting remote and hybrid work models for employees more quickly. Ready or not, leaders had to rapidly adopt technology, change work patterns, and adapt to changing market conditions that thrust employees into virtual work faster than most were ready for. This chapter includes an examination of the experience of employees who made the rapid shift to working from home. Leaders who are refractive thinkers, and who want to improve work from home employee engagement, may benefit from learning more about their experiences of this model of work.
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