As we’ve all experienced first-hand since the beginning of this year, the Covid-19 has changed life in so many ways. That’s truer in some industries than others. But almost all workplaces and businesses have been altered and impacted in one way or another. Here are the ways Covid-19 has changed the way we work and business.
Reshoring of Some Supply Chains
One of the problems many businesses faced due to Covid-19 pandemic was a breakdown of supply chains. Because different situations were emerging and playing out around the world, some factories and supply chains became inactive. This left businesses even in parts of the world with low levels of Covid experiencing problems. That’s why some companies are now looking to reshore their supply chains to avoid similar situations in the future.
Accelerated Digital Transition
Long before anyone had heard of Covid-19, the work and business landscape was moving towards a more digital future. That transition now looks set to accelerate. Being able to work remotely and from different locations is only going to become more important in the post-Covid world and digital technology is what’s going to drive that shift. The digital transition can’t be ignored.
The Post-Covid Office
The workplace will change and become less important post-Covid. For a start, it’ll be more spaced out and close contact will probably not be back for a long time to come. Even as we’re getting out of the Covid pandemic, social distancing rules are likely to last for a long time. It’ll become less important because many businesses have been forced to shift to remote working and many won’t be in a hurry to shift back.
Travel & Tourism Changes
One of the industries that’s been most severely impacted by Covid is the Tourism industry. People can’t or don’t want to travel so much when there’s a pandemic on. And the risk of transmitting the virus on cramped spaces such as planes, trains, and other means of transportation is greater too.
The Need to be in the Office
There’s going to be much less of a need to be in the office, and this will provide employees with much more flexibility than they’ve ever enjoyed before. That can only be a positive thing for them because they’ll have more control over where they work, as well as being able to spend less time commuting to and from their places of work each and every day.
As you can see, there are lots of changes brought about that will stick in place for a long time. Many of them will be relevant and applicable even after this whole situation is a distant memory. For the most part, these changes will be positive. Some industries will have a long way to go before returning to normality.
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