Tony O’Brien: We must get the mix right in a post-virus working world

The new challenge is to find a way to do business while meeting the changed needs of your staff, your customers and your enterprise

Many young professionals will not easily be convinced of the need to return to the office when they can work remotely. Photo: Getty

The economic impact of Covid-19 is, as yet, incalculable. At an individual level, for many whose work has disappeared – either temporarily or permanently – it has been devastating, despite significant state aid.

Yet, in other sectors, business has continued or even grown and for the bosses of these businesses getting back to “normal” will throw up a whole new set of challenges as well as opportunities.

For many in the professional services sector, work ...