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Workplace culture is changing in 2021 and along with those changes comes new trends. They will redefine the way offices are run and the way co-workers interact with each other and with upper management.

After the crisis of 2020, companies are approaching the workplace with a completely different attitude and new ideas. Priorities are changing and many companies are scrambling to replace employees they lost.

Workplace culture is made up of six elements. The goal is for each employee’s experience with a company that includes all six elements and this means companies are taking a renewed interest in their employees. Those who are satisfied with their position will work harder to give back to their employer. Those who are unsatisfied aren’t likely to put in the effort.

Even the way companies are finding and recruiting new employees is changing. Previously, most jobs required a face-to-face interview to take place. But these days, companies are seeing the value of conducting virtual interviews instead. For already existing employees, tasks such as reviews and evaluations are being done differently.

Recognizing accomplished employees is also being handled in new ways. Companies are now more focused on showing their employees how much the company appreciates them, as well as their time and talents.

Today’s world is becoming more sensitive to the differences between people. This means that companies are striving to make the workplace more inclusive than it’s ever been before. Subjects that used to be taboo, like personal biases, are being brought to light and acknowledged and discussed openly. Company managers are encouraged to accept each employee’s personal beliefs and cultures, ensuring there is no workplace tension because of varying beliefs.

When it comes to Generation Z, they have different expectations as employees than past generations have. Generation Z employees are more focused on how much they are accepted by their bosses and co-workers, as opposed to a company’s brand. These employees are interested in a workplace where they can be on the receiving end of mentoring, teaching, and coaching.

Employees that spend their time working remotely still need to be connected to the office. This means companies are relying on new technology to serve both remote employees and in-office employees, so everyone has access to the same resources.