There has been a slow but steady trend towards remote working for a number of years. However, progress has been slow.
Between 2015 and 2019, the percentage of people in the UK permanently based at home increased from 4.3% to 5.1%. Growth… but not exactly a seismic shift.
All that changed in 2020. The Coronavirus crisis forced millions of people around the world to work from home if at all possible. Previously reluctant employers had no choice but to embrace this new mode of work.
And, while it’s not for everyone, staff and employers alike began to see that home working comes with a lot of advantages.
Now, remote working looking set to be part of the post-Coronavirus “new normal”.