The most radical and immediate impact of COVID-19 has been on people. New ways of working have put increased pressure on managers and their teams.
Lockdowns and remote working have blurred the lines between business and professional lives and brought to the fore the physical and mental wellbeing of workforces. Health, morale, the working environment, skills, and productivity are critical issues and meeting those challenges is a priority.
According to Grant Thornton’s IBR data 36.7% of midmarket businesses said they were planning for people and leadership challenges in preparation for recovery.