However, one of the biggest trends of the lockdown world has been remote working. By the end of 2019, just 1.7 million people worked mainly from home in the UK. In the USA, it was 4.7 million – or 3.4% of the population.
Since the Government imposed stricter lockdown measures at the end of March, that number has skyrocketed. In the UK for example, approximately 60% of the UK’s working population were working from home.
Remote working has allowed millions of people to continue working – and countless businesses to continue operating – while still following Government advice to stay home. As lockdown measures are slowly lifted, people will undoubtedly start returning to the office – but when is the best time to make the move? And do we need to return at all?