In response to COVID-19, we’ve seen an explosion of online collaboration technology and remote working in organizations across the globe.
At KPMG for example, we’ve successfully kept our people connected by accelerating the roll out of Microsoft Teams to more than 240,000 professionals. Since March, we’ve run more than 250 virtual town halls and clocked north of 150 million virtual meetings.
And we’re not alone. In fact, KPMG’s recently published 2020 Global CEO Outlook finds that two out of three leaders say that despite physical barriers they feel more connected to their workforce following the pandemic.
So, is it all smooth sailing from here? Not quite. I see two challenges emerging in the new reality of working.