The world experienced a great reset in 2020, with innumerable changes that altered just about everything as we know it. The silver lining of a global pandemic is that it forces organizations to pivot and adapt as well as be reminded about what matters most. As we say goodbye to 2020, it’s a good time to reflect on the positive changes that have been born and will continue to make an impact on our world in 2021.

As a direct impact of COVID-19, according to a Society for Human Resource Management survey of 2,000+ members, 2 in 3 employers say maintaining employee morale is a challenge. The same research from SHRM notes 71% of employers say adapting to remote work has been difficult and 83% of employers claim they’re adjusting their business practices in light of the pandemic. While the long-term ramifications are still unclear, work has changed for the foreseeable future.

Uncertainty has been a theme this past year, and the HR industry has stepped up to the challenge of dealing with organization-wide changes and realizing that change is constant. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that you can’t predict the future… but it’s always fun to try! As we enter 2021, here’s what Cornerstone experts expect to see trending next year.