If it proves beneficial to the business to retain
some of the flexibility locations) experienced
during lockdown, then we will need to far look
beyond ad hoc arrangements (temporary
home office set-ups) and daisy-chained
systems (email, phone, text, Messenger, etc).
If you want to implement a digital strategy to achieve operational efficiency and business continuity, or to expand your current capabilities, be sure to use the right tools.
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Jes Staley, the Chief Executive of Barclays, said
“I think the notion of putting 7,000 people in a building may be a thing of the past, and we will find ways to operate with more distancing over a much longer period of time”.
The view is echoed by Mark Read, the Chief Executive of WPP, the world’s biggest employer in the marketing and advertising sector.
He said employees returning to work would be in offices at “substantially lower capacity with enhanced safety measures.” WPP was one of the first UK-headquartered businesses to be exposed to the realities of work during the coronavirus. Read says that in China, where the lockdown has been lifted, on any given day about 10% of staff who were previously coming to the office are now working from home.
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Companies will have new perspectives on the world, the
markets, customer engagement and their own organisation.
Business-critical services are being restructured as organisations must respond quickly to maintain continuity and to de-risk operations in the future. In all likelihood, your culture and identity will change as a result of the pandemic.
Remote work is becoming one of the most desirable benefits an employer can offer.
The freedom to work wherever you want with more flexible hours is great motivation
for people who don’t like rigid office routines or tiresome commuting.
Indeed, many workers are willing to forego vacations, pay rises, and even retirement plans for the chance to work remotely. Often called Flexi-working in the US these recent statistics evidence the changes. Read more >>