COVID-19 has proven that the idea of ‘working from home’ is a positive move for business. Many have found productivity among employees is up and are now considering how to strike the right balance between a remote and in-office workforce as lockdown restrictions continue to lift.
The world’s largest advertising agency, WPP, anticipates moving to a hybrid model, where employees spend some days in the office but work from home the rest of the time, will not only help them retain staff but save an estimated £650 million on office space.
For example, a report from the Cognizant Center for the Future of Work shows:
But this notion of hybrid working remains a cause for concern when it comes to employee and customer safety. And when we’re talking about financial services, where trading floors are shoulder to shoulder and certain customer groups rely on face to face services, the thought of moving to solely digital banking can be daunting.
Will it be the finance industry that creates differentiated localised high streets? How can we leverage technology to help navigate the return to work? How has our infrastructure changed for the better following the crisis?
Join Verizon’s Jay Humphries and a select group of industry thought leaders to discuss how to navigate through the current climate, build strong foundations for a digital future and position yourself for growth coming out of the current crisis.