Get ready for the new normal

Karen Eckstein examines how businesses must address the ‘new normal’ way of working to ensure their future profitability and sustainability

People are now becoming used to working at home and significant numbers have the necessary technology in place to enable them to do so successfully. Many like the flexibility which homeworking brings, and are being encouraged by government and society to continue to work in such ways. All of this means that we are unlikely to return to life as it was before Covid-19, with people working from 9am to 5pm in offices, with long commutes, crowded trains and buses, busy offices, and office space at a premium.