2020 proved to be a year no one really saw coming. Although there were certainly some predictions around increases in remote work, no one could have foreseen the huge jump it took in the past year. Work, for many of us, has changed forever. As we begin the new year, let's explore some predictions for the future of work in 2021.
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Parties, Customer Events, Happy Hours, and Team Gatherings Made Simple, Fast, and Fun
As the world changes, there are more and more obstacles to overcome in order to be together in person. Yet people still crave human connection and building stronger relationships with others. That's why we built Preciate Social. It's the virtual socializing platform that replicates the atmosphere of real-life business socials and mixers.
To learn more about why virtual socials can be even better than real life, read our 100 reasons why below. There are benefits for everyone from hosts to attendees to performers.
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Let's be honest; this year has been tough. Social isolation, fear of the unknown, and a long list of canceled plans have been shared experiences by nearly everyone. As the holidays get closer, many people are wondering how to connect with people during this time of year. That's why this holiday season, Preciate decided to give away free virtual holiday party subscriptions powered by Preciate Social to a variety of organizations who could use some extra holiday cheer. These include organizations like nonprofits, educational institutions, and healthcare providers. All you have to do is let us know you're interested, and we will be in touch shortly.
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Let's face it: virtual happy hours can be super awkward. When Preciate first went completely remote at the start of the pandemic, we had a couple virtual get togethers that were lackluster at best. And it wasn't because we don't get along or have a good company culture. It was simply because those online meeting tools weren't designed to help people connect and build relationships while socializing virtually.
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With the recent increase in remote work due to the pandemic, many companies are experiencing a wide range of positives and negatives when it comes to working from home. While there are plenty of positives such as increased productivity and flexibility, there can certainly be some challenges as well. One of the major challenges companies face with remote employees is maintaining employee engagement.
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Slack is a workplace communication tool worth over $20 billion. It's popularity has been largely fueled by its ability to adapt to user needs quickly and its slick, user-friendly design.
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Maybe your company just did an employee engagement survey that came back with concerning results. Or perhaps the organization recently expanded, causing a greater need for tracking employee recognition digitally. Whatever your reason is, it can be intimidating when you first dive into the world of employee recognition.
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Remote work has become noticeably more popular the past few years, and now, it's more prevalent than ever. The global pandemic has caused companies as prominent as Facebook, Twitter, and Slack to make what may have once been a radical announcement: all employees can work from home forever.
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Despite a historically critical attitude towards working from home, remote work has become more and more popular in countries across the globe. Research has shown a huge advantage for remote employees in terms of performance and productivity, with an almost 13% increase in performance over a nine-month period. For years, these studies continued to fuel the trend of companies moving to remote working and more flexible schedules for their employees.
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Remote working comes with its benefits, and it also comes with a host of challenges. Depending on factors such as childcare, office space, and other logistical considerations, remote working can become a lot more complicated than it might initially sound in fun articles on future generations.