Four ways IT chiefs are preparing for what comes next

Coronavirus has changed working patterns but how will we work in the months and years to come?

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Over the period of the past 14 months I’ve spoken to perhaps 50 to 100 CIOs and CxOs about how their companies are planning for a return to work for a period after the worst of the pandemic. (Note the avoidance of the dread term “new normal”.)

Some of these have been interviews on condition of anonymity and some not, but as they were spread over a long period and some attitudes will have changed, I’ll be using quotes without names attributed in this article. What nearly all speakers share is the view that the change in working patterns is a long-term phenomenon… there’s no going back.

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