Economist Says COVID-19 Accelerated Trend Toward Virtual Workplaces

Published: Monday, September 13, 2021 - 12:46pm
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The pandemic has affected many aspects of life, and workplace culture is no exception. Since the COVID-19 hit, many jobs have moved online. 

Economist Danny Court with Scottsdale-based Elliott D. Pollack & Company says virtual employment is here to stay, and employers that embrace it will thrive. 

“They need to embrace that their workforce is not necessarily a 30-minute commute from their physical office, that they can now look elsewhere. That they need to invest in that technology and in creating the work culture that can be both physical and virtual," Court says.

Court also says before the pandemic, trends were already showing a move to virtual workplaces, as well as buying products online as opposed to at traditional brick-and-mortar stores. But he says those trends were moving slowly and COVID-19 accelerated the change.