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October 3, 2023
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The pandemic will transform the way we commute

Organisations and businesses have a lot to contend with as they begin to reopen their offices. From social distancing, working from home policies, office layouts, hand gel stations and more. But there also remains one key issue when it comes to welcoming employees back to the office. And that’s how they will get to work in the first place. That’s because the daily commute is going to look a lot different than it did pre-COVID. Firstly, while many employers and workers see the benefit of meeting in person, the hybrid world we now live in will see workers commuting to the office far less frequently. And, if they do travel to the office, there is an element of hesitancy about how they will get there; a recent study revealed 60 percent that ‘post pandemic’ commuting say hybrid working has reduced stress from not having to commute daily. With the great return to work looming, businesses and HR teams will play a critical part in encouraging confidence in the commute for employees. Leaders must start communicating and developing policies and initiatives that can encourage travel to and from offices and meetings, as the benefits of meeting in person are too great to ignore. While virtual meetings became essential during the pandemic, they also highlighted how effective in-person meetings are. In fact, it’s been shown that 84 percent of executives actually prefer face-to-face meetings for building stronger and more meaningful business relationships. The world of hybrid working will see virtual meetings continue…
The pandemic will transform the way we commute

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