COVID-19 was the year of change and transformation, not only for countries but also for workplaces. As the pandemic seeped deeper into our lives, organizations quickly pivoted and reimagined the way they worked and the way they looked at their workforce.
As India celebrates its 72nd Republic Day, our constitution stands as a shining beacon of what we want to achieve as a nation. Ever wondered if the new workplace should have a constitution to guide the organizations? What would it look like? What are the guiding principles that should define work, workforce and workplaces in this new world of work?
Read this article that highlights what should the ideal constitution for the new workplace offer to its employees. Here are some key principles to abide by:
OPPORTUNITY, economic and social;
LIBERTY, of thought, expression, belief, faith, and decision making;
EMPOWERMENT, to lead, to learn from failures and to take ownership of work;
EQUALITY, of status and of opportunity, and to promote among them all;
EMPATHY, ensuring that organizations step into the shoes of the employees, understand them better and align that to the organization’s goals;
FRATERNITY, assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the community;
FLEXIBILITY, to work from anywhere and anytime as long as outcomes are delivered;
DIVERSITY, of gender, class, ideas, opinion, cultural background and physical abilities;
LEARNING, to rise and lead, anytime and anywhere with the relevant skills to ensure a future-ready workforce;
COLLABORATION, to break silos and come together as a team, both physically and virtually;
DIGITAL INTELLIGENCE, to be equipped with actionable intel, relevant technology and gain competitive advantage;
WELL-BEING, physical, emotional, mental, social and financial, especially in times of crisis;
SAFETY, both physical and psychological to enable employees to bring their best selves to work;
SECURITY, against unethical practices and behaviors;
A SENSE OF PURPOSE, to create an impact, organizational and social.
What other features should the constitution of the new workplace of 2021 offer? Write to us in comments.