Maintaining Soft Skills in Remote Work Environments

The COVID-19 pandemic flipped almost every single industry on its head. Even the few sectors of the business world that made money due to the pandemic (delivery services, cleaning supplies, etc.) still had to navigate an ever-changing influx of rules and regulations aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.

For many businesses, this meant dealing with shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders, and adapting their employees to a fully remote workplace. As the COVID clock ticks past 18 months, many of these companies are seeing some bright spots relative to the remote work settings they were forced to adopt. However, some difficulties still exist around communication and other soft skills.

Financially, many companies realized that employees working from home meant less money spent on office space and supplies. From a productivity standpoint, many businesses also were surprised to see increases in productivity from their team members who were working from home.

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