The urgency created by recent events acted as a catalyst to faster executive decision-making and action. When it mattered most we all mobilised millions of people to work differently, cutting through bureaucracy out of sheer necessity.
Now, having challenged the status quo, there’s no going back.
Hybrid working is emerging as the strategy of choice for large organisations where the option of remote working is viable in the longer-term, and general consensus indicates that most are considering a split of as high as 50/50 or 60/40 workplace/remote working. This is reinforced by Gartner, who says that social distancing in offices will limit office capacity to 40% and by the end of 2021, 30% of organisations will consider downsizing office space.