Another excellent article by Harvard Business Review — the focus is on future trends in work force for office & remote “work from home” employees as conditions improve from the current pandemic

9 Trends That Will Shape Work in 2021 and Beyond (

While 2020 was the most volatile year in modern history, we would be mistaken to think that the disruption is over. Rather, as we move into 2021 and beyond, the rate of disruption will potentially accelerate as the implications from 2020 play out across the next several years.

1. Employers will shift from managing the employee experience to managing the life experience of their employees.

2. More companies will adopt stances on current societal and political debates.

3. The gender-wage gap will continue to increase as employees return to the office.

4. New regulations will limit employee monitoring. During the pandemic, more than 1 out of 4 companies has purchased new technology, for the first time, to passively track and monitor their employees.

5. Flexibility will shift from location to time.

6. Leading companies will make bulk purchases of the Covid vaccine for employees — and will be sued over Covid vaccine requirements.

7. Mental health support is the new normal.

8. Employers will look to “rent” talent to fill the skills gap.

9. States will compete to attract individual talent rather than trying to get companies to relocate.