The coronavirus pandemic forces businesses to close their offices to meet the Government’s social distancing rules. This saw more people than ever are working from home.
In April 2020, statistics released by the UK's Office for National Statistics showed 49.2% of adults in employment were working from home, as a result of the social distancing measures introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
As the world tries to get back to work we are faced with a ‘new normal’. Having had a taste for homeworking, many employers and employees are seeing the benefits.
Why pay out for floor space and utilities or waste time on travel when home working can form at least a part of some people’s productive time?
Why limit you talent pool to local areas when people can now work from anywhere and still make a positive contribution.
We are experiencing a sea change moment. ‘Going to work’ means something very different than what it used to. The days of busy, bustling offices appear to be behind us.
Our social media survey revealed many people are considering a hybrid working model as the ‘new normal’.
As one respondent said: “A mix of both WFH plus office feels like a healthy way to work,” and another said: “I think a hybrid model will be the way forward.”
People are not ready to give up on the office HQ just yet and still want to meet up with their colleagues face to face, but they are also enjoying the flexibility that allows them to work from home.
Flexibility is the key word here and technology is accommodating that need.
This guide aims to give you an overview of the communications and IT tools available to help your business adjust to the current and future way of working. Download our guide here or click the link below.