2020 has been one of the most disruptive and least predictable years in living memory. As the COVID-19 pandemic has developed, businesses have rapidly changed course to adapt to an entirely new commercial environment. As a result, recent trends have emerged that will likely shape the business world for years to come. Here are three of the top business trends to watch in 2021 and beyond.
Massive Increases in Remote Work
Before the onset of the pandemic, some 4.5 million people were already working from home. By the middle of 2020, estimates suggested that nearly 42 percent of the total American workforce worked remotely. This represents an enormous increase in remote work. Going into 2021, this trend will likely continue to open up opportunities for businesses and employees alike. Without geographic constrictions, companies will be able to access a much larger pool of talent. In contrast, workers living outside of large commercial centers will have more job opportunities than ever before.
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