Business as unusual
In these uncertain times, we have no idea what the new normal will look like in the future. At LitE we have already taken the decision to change how we work with our clients after the lockdown. As a Consultancy, we spend a large part of a Project on-site with our client. Going forward we will now charge two rates – one for on-site work and one for off-site. Companies will be more receptive to remote working because of Covid-19 situation. Obviously this will not suit all businesses but I believe many will look to balance the benefits of both office and home working. One company we spoke to has said they will look to work in “pods” Select groups of staff being in the office on certain days. The obvious benefits being that a smaller office is required and furthermore, if this were to be adopted by many, less on the roads and trains and buses.Working from home is not for everyone. Whether that is because they prefer face to face interaction with colleagues during the day or that they need mentoring. Not everyone in the workplace has plenty of experience. Our younger colleagues will undoubtedly benefit more from being in the same room.