Firstly, remote working will now blossom like a rose in bloom. The next 3 months will prove to many leaders, previously skeptical, that remote working is really just fine in terms of productivity. Tools such as Slack, Zoom, Teams, GSuite, O365, etc are perfectly adequate to keep on top of things. Yes, places of business, office culture, and in-person meetings will all continue to be very important pieces in the patchwork of a company’s identity.
However, the balance will now shift decidedly toward remote working as a bigger proportion of the quilt. The tech is mature enough to support it, it’s been around long enough now that IT teams understand it and the risk of not developing the ability to work from home is all too stark. (I hate to say it, people…this isn’t our last pandemic outbreak.)