In this episode Christian is joined by the deputy head of Deloitte worldwide, David Sproul, who says businesses around the world are asking themselves “whether we’ll ever go fully back to offices” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sproul, who ran Deloitte in Europe before taking the global number two spot last year, said that even after the health considerations disappear companies could still choose to reduce by half the number of people working in offices because the pandemic has accelerated changes that were already underway in many businesses.
Sproul said “I’m absolutely certain that business is not going to go back to how it was in any aspect and certainly in terms of the way work is done and office locations.”
He added that all businesses will “reimagine how they use their workforce.”
Also in this episode of The City View, Christian looks at the latest UK economic data for May; plans by RBS to have 50,000 staff working from home until the autumn; and TheCityUK’s interesting choice for a new head of public affairs.
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