As global economies continue to battle the challenges brought on by COVID-19, millions of people around the world continue to work from home to help slow the spread of the disease. With local lockdowns happening across England, as part of a new three-tier restrictions strategy which has come into force, remote working is set to continue for some time.
The global nature of the pandemic is unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetime. Many ‘regular’ disasters are regional – storms and earthquakes for example – so the prevailing thinking was it would be extremely unlikely that enough capacity would be required for a whole global team to work virtually. COVID-19 has upended this logic.