Business life has without a doubt been unremittingly more difficult during the Coronavirus pandemic, not least due to the restrictions imposed by several lockdowns.
However, arguably, this has also been a learning experience for many with lessons that may be useful when things eventually return to “normal”.
Take this example from a survey by Deloitte which has found that one in four British employees could end up working from home. long-term.
It found that 97% of CFOs predict this outcome as companies make changes introduced during the pandemic permanent.
“By and large, this massive, forced experiment in home-working has been very successful. Sectors have been able to maintain quite a high degree of effectiveness operating from home,” said Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte.
However, this does not spell the end of the office, Mr Stewart continued, stating that people overwhelmingly want a combination of home and office work so they can continue to work with others.