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Lockdown Leading to Lasting Changes in Business - New Figures Suggest

The coronavirus lockdown is leading to lasting changes in the way UK companies operate, according to new figures from the Institute of Directors.
In a survey of hundreds of business leaders, four out of ten said their organisation had made adjustments that they intend to keep in place after lockdown.

Increased working from home and a greater focus on digital services were common actions directors expected to continue in the long term. Businesses have been innovating in response to the lockdown, with almost one in six of those polled reporting that they had launched a new product or service due to the circumstances.

The majority of these were related to the country’s medical response, from producing hand gel to procuring PPE. Meanwhile, with digital skills being put under pressure like never before, more than a third of those surveyed were likely to use the next three months to pursue online training for their staff.

Scottish Business Insider

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