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The Coronavirus pandemic has forced companies to operate differently under lockdown measures and varying degrees of restriction. Businesses have learnt to adapt and change their business models and many believe that they will not return to the old ways of working. Instead, new ways of working have been tried and tested, many successfully.
Now is the time for businesses to work out how they can retain the best of these new ways for working and reintroduce the best of previous approaches, when possible, such that they emerge from the pandemic stronger and ready to benefit from Smarter Working practices.
Journey4 has undertaken exclusive research with businesses across a wide range of sectors around the UK to understand what their experiences were during the Covid-19 lockdowns and the subsequent periods of various restrictions.
We have taken the learnings from this period to understand how business models will need to change in the future to be successful.
We have also established the Smarter Working Forum, through which you can join in this ongoing discussion.
Our research identified four key themes for businesses to focus on:
For each of these areas we explore the key issues and identified what business leaders should ‘Stop’, ‘Start’ and ‘Continue’ doing to improve and work smarter in the future.
This process also identified some key considerations for business leaders in terms of how they engage with and manager their teams:
To help business leaders respond to the key themes identified and manage the transition to these new ways of working, we have adapted some of our core services and developed others to provide a range of tools for managers and their teams: