Out of the Blue – January 2021 Newsletter
THIS MONTH WE FOCUS ON:
Ways the world has changed
This month we are looking at the longer-term impacts of the pandemic on the business world.
|It’s time to Invest in a Comfy home office chair|
A study by Slack found that 72% of people would prefer a mix of remote and office work, a hybrid approach. Not only are employees enjoying this new way of working- there are benefits for employers too.
|Business Travel Will Never Look The Same|
Now that many businesses have realised the success of digital client meetings, some may continue to operate this way, rather than travelling to carry out traditional face-to-face meetings.
|Coronavirus and the Fourth Industrial Revolution|
The pandemic has provided the chance and incentive to experiment with technologies, and permanent shift in behaviour means there is a need to invest in new technologies and implement new infrastructures.
As lockdown forced many shops to close, shoppers were forced to browse and order online. A study by UNCTAD suggests that changes in online activities are likely to outlast the COVID-19 pandemic. This means businesses, should prepare to capture e-commerce growth opportunities
Until next month!
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