COVID-19: ‘Remote working will become synonymous with responsible working practice’

In response to Coronavirus and Homeworking figures published today by the Office for National Statistics, Amanda Mackenzie OBE, chief executive of Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, commented:

“COVID-19 will change the way businesses of all sizes in all sectors work forever.

“In many respects, remote working will become synonymous with responsible working practice and corporate governance.

“Remote working through the cloud will increasingly become the norm rather than the exception.

“Firms that have traditionally been wary of remote working are now being forced to adopt it and many will see first-hand that it doesn’t automatically result in a drop-off in productivity.

“The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the way businesses operate will be both profound and permanent.

“Continuity planning will no longer be the luxury of the world’s biggest companies but something that’s embedded in every company’s DNA and integral to its duty of care to staff.”

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  • develop a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow;
  • build thriving communities where people want to live and work;
  • innovate to sustain and repair our planet.

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