The Pandemic Forces Yet Another Major Organizational Shift
- Sep 8, 2021 4:40 pm GMT
For many utilities, September represented the time when the workplace would return to the post pandemic New Normal, as employees who had been shuttered off to remote offices and their homes returned to office. The recent dramatic uptick in Covid cases forced two out of three energy providers (66%) to put those plans on hold indefinitely, according to a recent Gartner Inc. survey.
Managing the workplace since the pandemic struck in the spring of 2020 has been a tremendous challenge for energy executive teams. In an instant, they had to reconstitute the workplace. The virus was rapidly spreading, and the health care system was unprepared to treat it, so new social distancing rules and various government mandates were quickly put into place. As a result, employees moved out of the office in an instant, and virtual engagements become the norm.
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