During 2020 we became more and more familiar with phrases such as “Stay at home” and “The new way of living” when the coronavirus pandemic bombarded us.
Brick and mortar businesses were closed as the world went into lockdown, and only those online were still able to operate. This change in how we were all told to work from home changed how many businesses operate for good.
More people have been drawn towards freelancing platforms than ever before. It has also changed the way businesses that were once solely office-based are now working remotely.
So does this mean the end to the traditional offices? Research has shown that once offices reopen, there is to be a reduction in full-time staff. Offices that were once busy with so many will be restructured and allow the flexibility to work from home. It’s believed that more businesses than ever before will look into outsourcing.
In 2021 the number of virtual offices has hit an all-time high with people working from home. During the pandemic, many office-based businesses had no choice but to reconfigure how they were operating to survive and have become equipped to allow the flexible way of living to be the norm.
Businesses have also grown used to virtual meetings using platforms such as zoom to reduce the number of face to face meetings. Virtual meetings are more likely to become the norm of how businesses operate, giving staff the flexibility to work not just from home but from anywhere in the world.
Consumers are also favouring virtual meetings with agencies as it saves time and money on commuting. Virtual meetings also give the flexibility to hold meetings at short notice on updates on clients projects and resolve any queries that need addressing.