How we measure employee productivity has changed drastically in the past couple of years. What used to be close supervision and checking hour many hours an employee worked – has now evolved into assessing the value that an individual brings to a workplace.
In this article, Ruslan Desyatnikov states that this method of measurement will only continue in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
From the Article:
First, there was “work-life balance.” Then we transitioned to “work-life harmony.” Now the latest catchphrase is “work-life integration.” There’s no doubt that Covid-19 has been a game-changer for the business community, the full effects of which we’re yet to experience and properly contextualize. The pandemic is forcing more people than ever before to work from home, pushing enterprise leaders to question existing ways of tracking employee productivity.
But even before the coronavirus hit, a growing number of people were already working from wherever an electrical socket was available. The trend of the mobile and on-demand workforce has been with us for years. Even the term “digital nomad” is no longer considered as exotic as it was a decade ago. As far back as 2017, the Freelancers Union, in partnership with Upwork, projected that the majority of the U.S. workforce would be freelancing by 2027. This is because in the knowledge economy, work isn’t really a physical destination so much as a digital process delivery. In other words, we’ve been on this train for a while already. Covid-19 has just accelerated the pace of the journey.
You can read the full article online: Why The Pandemic Hasn’t Changed The Way We Measure Employee Productivity