There is no going back

The Covid 19 pandemic has reshaped the way we work and opened our eyes to remote working. We have a taste for it and there is no going back for millions of people.

Future Work

Remote Working

A report by the consultants McKinsey estimated that 20–25% of workers in advanced economies could work remotely 3+ days a week on a long-term basis. Hundreds of thousands more have been forced out of full-time employment and found sanctuary in the world of freelancing.

The impact of this seismic shift will be long term.

  • Death of the office

    Offices will be become collaboration hubs where people go to meet and share rather than work. Their demise has been slightly overstated -they won’t die -just be reborn.

  • Work from home

    The ability to work from home some of the time will become a high priority for job seekers. Enlightened employers will react to this demand by creating more flexible work patterns.

  • Local vs Global

    Location will become less relevant, creating a dispersed workforce connected by technology. Whilst this maybe bad news for office landlords and sandwich bars, it could be good news for employers. It means their recruitment catchment area becomes national or even global so rather than asking how long your commute is, they will ask how fast your broadband is.

Adapting to new landscape

Of course, offices will still exist and there will continue to be a strong demand for permanent staff who come to work every day, but employers will have to adapt to the new landscape with a change of policy and, more importantly, a change of attitude. Read our blog.