We’re living in unprecedented times. In fact we’ve probably not heard the word unprecedented used that often until now. For businesses however, and certainly consumers, there’s one key question we’re all asking at this moment in time. What does the post Covid-19 world look like?
There’s no easy answer to this, certainly there’s no expert in this field as we’ve truly never had a disease or impact like this. There’s many reports which indicate the effects of Covid-19 on the global economy hasn’t been witnessed before. Unprecedented you could say.
But let’s say we can look into a glass ball and get a small glimpse into what the post Covid-19 world could look like.
Once the domain of the techies or senior management, working from home is expected to become the norm in the post Covid-19 world. Social distancing has ensured every individual, from all walks of life, understand the implications of getting into close contact with someone infected with Covid-19.
As a result, remote working and home offices will see a boom. There’s also evidence to suggest many businesses will reduce their bricks and mortar footprint. So whilst some people may have to return to working away from home e.g. hospitality, other sectors will push the remote working agenda.
Whilst we know the paradigm shift from offline to online has been happening for a while now, the speed at which everyone not online move online will increase.
It’s no longer going to be a case of it’s a good to have, it’s now a must. How else can people learn about your business if they can’t come to see you in person? Have a digital, even mobile presence will be mandatory.
A bit of a weird one to finish with but business cars and sharing a ride to work will see a massive decline. Getting a lift to work with a workmate, your neighbour or a company car will either decline or become non-existant.
We’ve already discussed the fact working from home will become the norm. However, even for those who have to turn up to an office you’ll have to do so at your own risk. This will mean an uptake in car ownership for the percentage of office workers. Or worse, the risk of using public transport.