Sighs of relief travelled the country recently, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that lockdown was coming to an end, and social distancing measures were being relaxed. It should go without saying that we are not “out of the woods” quite yet, and that Coronavirus remains a threat to vulnerable people which has tragically ended hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide. But nonetheless, most of the people reading this will be looking forward to getting back to something like normality as the summer starts. While we hope that Coronavirus will quickly become a thing of the past, some of the lessons learnt in lockdown could prove useful for our future… here are three of the main ways we think working from home has made a lasting impact
Fitness has become a priority as people focus on their physical and mental health – an obvious side-effect of only allowing people outside of the house to exercise. In lockdown, people could leave home for 1 hour in order to exercise. Guess what? People who are normally sedentary suddenly had the perfect excuse to put on those joggers and take a brisk, hour-long walk. Only being allowed out to exercise has helped people of all ages and fitness levels reconnect with their bodies. We expect that they will continue to prioritise the benefits of better health in a post-pandemic world, and fitness will become more of a priority for people. For example, Kiss’s Managing Director, Emma George, has taken up road biking and now is committed to cycling 100miles a week. She has no intention no changing this positive lifestyle move!
Clients servicing is better than ever – Zoom changes everything
Zoom and Microsoft Teams have made getting together quicker and easier than ever before. This means that Kiss have become more efficient, reactive, and collaborative, for our clients. Kiss’s national clients now experience the same down the road service as local client thanks to the wonders of modern technology. Less time travelling to meetings around the country also mean more time for thinking and working. As a result, we’re more productive now than we’ve ever been before. For our clients, that means better value for money.
Less travel and a smaller carbon footprint for Kiss
Pollution has dropped dramatically during lockdown. In some parts of the world, cities long shrouded in smog have become visible again. And a knock-on effect is that we could witness the biggest “carbon crash” in history – according to measurements taken in April, we are on-course to reduce carbon emissions by an incredible 17% worldwide this year (provided we stick to our heathier lifestyles). That, of course, has profound implications for climate change and the environment. We’ve already found ways to cut cross-country travel (see point two, above), and we’ll be looking to leave the car at home locally too. That means cycling to work, working remotely, and only driving to the office when there’s no other option – all parts of Kiss’s attempt to shrink its carbon footprint!
If you’re gearing up for a post-Coronavirus reopening, or want your brand to look as good as possible now that the economy is reopening, we’re here to offer our help. Just get in touch with us on 01675 446101 to find out how we can help, or drop us a line via our contact form.