Covid-19 has upended business operations and opened eyes to new possibilities

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Many South African companies having to rethink workplace practices, close offices and allow employees to work remotely. Picture: iStock
Many South African companies having to rethink workplace practices, close offices and allow employees to work remotely. Picture: iStock

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Equally devastating has been the impact on many businesses, some of which have had to manage costs in the face of declining revenues by retrenching and re-looking at business models and strategies.

In all these changes, the early adopters of digitally enabled working – such as virtual on-boarding and remote working – have been in better shape than others, while those companies that lagged behind have now been forced to fast-forward their digitalisation plans and update their flexible working policies.

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