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What Employee Benefits will Look Like in 2022 and Beyond

HR Tech Outlook | Sunday, May 30, 2021

Face-to-face conversation will never get replaced by virtual communication. It shows how the complexity of communication varies depending on the medium in organizational behavior research.

Fremont, CA: Over the last year, the way employees work has transformed dramatically. The reliance on technology and its incorporation into everyday lives have also risen. The era of "tele-everything" has arrived, and virtual or hybrid work has become the norm. Here we are discussing what the future has in store for employee benefits.

Customized Hybrid-Work Options

The new normal is hybrid. On the other hand, hybrid labor comes in as many forms as organizations. On the one hand, companies can allow workers to work from home or the office. On the other hand, organizations compel employees to be present on specified days, often as many as four days each week.

Substitutions for Face-To-Face

Face-to-face conversation will never get replaced by virtual communication. It shows how the complexity of communication varies depending on the medium in organizational behavior research. For sharing information, asynchronous virtual communication is ideal. Dissecting and clarifying information is easier with synchronous virtual conversation. When the situation is complicated, though, face-to-face contact is perfect. Participants can pick up on subtle, emotion-laden clues or body language because a 30-minute calendar invite doesn't limit interactions. Furthermore, face-to-face communication is superior for establishing trust, essential in any workplace.

Behavioral Telemedicine will Continue to Exist

Before the outbreak, employees would have to spend excessive time and resources to locate mental health doctors who took insurance within driving distance. Employees may now obtain behavioral telemedicine assistance in minutes. Technology investments enabled employees to speak with skilled specialists instantly and at a reasonable cost. This was an excellent decision. Furthermore, one that I believe will last for a long time.

Diversity and Inclusion will be More Difficult to Achieve

Preliminary research shows that females are more likely than males to choose days at home in hybrid-work situations. Unfortunately, females still have more household obligations than males in heterosexual dual-income marriages. As a result, females may prefer virtual jobs to in-office labor to better handle non-work commitments from home.

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