A truly unprecedented global situation
What we initially thought was a short-term halt to ‘business as usual’ is now turning into a longer-term major disruption of the way we do business – and go about our lives in general. It likely to be 2021 before life begins to go back to ‘normal’. It is very probable that travel will continue to be disrupted, meetings will not be allowed (certainly of more than ten people at a time) and there could be more lockdowns, home schooling and restrictions on movement may come back. Time and again.
It is also very highly likely that organizations will be working in an economy in recession, customers may be very wary of spending money, some organizations will be re-starting themselves and supply chains will be disrupted.
And, employees may have very different expectations of how they want to work. Home working will be greatly more utilized, they will be wary of commuting in packed trains and busy roads and they may feel very uncomfortable attending meetings in enclosed spaces.