For those with the opportunity to work from home during the pandemic, the 'new normal' has by now simply become , well, normal. With the UK's vaccination programme bringing the country ever closer to herd immunity though, companies and employees alike are beginning to think more seriously about a return to the 'old normal' and when this could realistically happen.
As the latest Deloitte CFO survey shows, the largest share of leaders at major UK companies think the bulk of their staff will be back in the office in Q3 this year. Smaller shares are either a touch more optimistic or pessimistic either side of that prediction, but 5 percent think that this will never happen. This may reflect the decision some companies have already made to allow their employees to work from any location they desire - a high profile example of this being Twitter.