“The majority of the companies I’ve been talking to have accelerated their digital transformation
The majority of the companies I’ve been talking to have accelerated their digital transformation plans. For example, a major retailer in San Francisco was looking to downsize its real estate footprint, but it was planning to do it over the next couple of years. Now, the company has laid out a plan for working from home in which it is sending secondary monitors, ergonomic chairs, keyboards, and mouse
devices as needed to the remote workforce. Everyone in the company is going to be working from home full time, likely through January 2021.
Another example is a global company based in Redwood City, California, that has said it’s going to be a late adopter because it is in the entertainment and gaming space. This company still has people who are working in its offices, but it will now have a partial work-from-home arrangement for the foreseeable future. It’s employees may work one or two days a week remotely even after the pandemic ends. It is not making a major investment in terms of a shift. Rather, its strategy is to make the best of what it has right now because company leadership knows that employees will be returning to the offices in the long term.