A future that is no doubt going to be dominated by a deep-rooted reliance on technology and in particular, collaborative working across a landscape that includes working from home, social distancing, online meetings, remote team working, virtual events and all ruled by the new King – video.
WFH has quickly become the new abbreviation champion and with the future looking to be dominated by dispersed workforces, businesses will need to look at how they can quickly provide the resources and tools to enable these workers to achieve their productivity potential and help drive growth for the post COVID era. Having the correct tools to work effectively also provides additional benefits such as helping users to achieve a better work-life balance, in turn, allowing more focus and energy for the task in hand. Organisations will be able to reassess their business models and balance investments in these new technologies against the potential savings to be made in a world that will potentially have less focus on business miles, logistic costs and even real estate.
As we start to prepare for RTW (yet another emerging initialism), let’s not forget the undeniably praiseworthy work that our frontline and NHS workers have provided over the past three months. Their selfless devotion to going the extra mile in the pursuit of saving lives and keeping the country running has brought us to the position where businesses can now start to build a new, secure and safe future for everyone. A big thank you to each and every one of them.