We are at the beginning of the pandemic induced transformation. As the most active phase of the pandemic slowly recedes into the rear-view mirror, companies will continue to experiment with new ways of working. While the pandemic was the spark, the ultimate impact will take years to play out.
As the US and International business communities face the questions of how firms will operate and interact as large swathes of the world emerge from the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, organizations and institutions are looking for guidance on how to address these issues and how their peers and competitors are approaching them.
The ongoing debate on this topic, in concert with the corporate positions and experiences that are being reported provide a wealth of valuable data, from whose synthesis will yield an informal consensus about how organizations should expect to operate in (to use an overused phrase) “the new normal”.