The Times They Are a-Changin’

Depending on who you ask, we have either reached the end of the physical workplace or happened on a way forward that provides a more flexible work-life balance. The one question that continues to pop up in such conversations is how one measures the engagement and productivity of remote workers. How do you answer this question?

For some occupations, remote work is not an option. At the 2020 BizTimes Next Generation Manufacturing Summit, manufacturing executives were asked to identify changes they have instituted since COVID took hold in March that they expect to continue post-COVID. Their answers included staggered breaks, changes to plant layout, and increasing the speed with which they are able to pivot. What changes do you think are here to stay?