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Covid-19 became a harsh reality for the UK 18 months ago but since then it has changed our lives forever, and none more so than the way we work.

Millions of people have lost their jobs while others made the switch from the office to working from home, and for some, this is a new reality.

Let’s look at some of the changes that have occurred because of the pandemic.

Zoom calls are a thing

For many, this is a positive thing because we can now take business meetings virtually. There is no need for unnecessary travel into the workplace, you can simply “meet” online. There are so many benefits for this in that it saves money and time, but for some meeting up with colleagues and clients was a satisfying part of their job.

However, who really enjoyed being at the office for a 9am meeting anyway, now you can simply do it over Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, or any other platform of your choice, all from the comfort of your own home or even holiday home.

Remote working

The number of people working from home doubled during the coronavirus pandemic with the highest concentration of remote workers in London. And for many companies this is the way forward, especially with rising overhead costs such as rent etc.

Working from home seems to have benefits for everyone although there are some who miss the social aspect of working in an office

It’s inspired creativity

You’ve probably read countless stories about people who have lost their jobs or been furloughed during the pandemic, and some have come up with some creative ways to make money. Some people have used social media to show off their talents and hobbies and turned these into small businesses.

E-commerce has grown massively

With shops closed except for essentials, e-commerce has boomed. That’s great news if your small business or start-up can utilise this e-commerce function. Think about what you have to offer, how you can offer it and get online to start selling.

Goodbye to rush hour

One major benefit of remote working is the escape from the commute, and even if you can’t work from home, you may have noticed that rush hour is a little less busy. However, some remote workers have since started to find hubs or alternative places to work to avoid working at home. The reason for this in many cases is to strike a balance between work life and home life. So, if you’re thinking of starting a business or wanting to work from home, this may be something you have to consider.

Summary

Covid has undoubtedly changed many of our lives, but it’s not all negative, there are some positives that have come from it, too. It has sparked a great deal of creativity, made us all reconsider our work-life balance, and even given us time to reflect on our own goals and achievements.

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