We are emerging into a new post-coronavirus environment that offers exciting new business opportunities.
Some of the recently enacted purchasing patterns will disappear, some will continue but to a lesser degree, and some new concepts will emerge.
The drop-offs: The demand for certain medical devices such as ventilators and face shields will fall off as the supply meets demand. The requirement for home food deliveries will continue, but will likely shift more to complete meals.
The continuers: The “working-at-home” concept will decline as office workers return to their company facilities. However, this new practice will continue. A similar example of a sustaining trait is online ordering. This was an emerging trend before the virus hit, but became much more pronounced during the last few months and will continue even further growth.
The emerging trends: We are entering a new era, not simply reverting to that which we experienced in the past.
Office staff as a percent of the workforce will diminish.
Robots will increasingly substitute for repetitive human tasks.
Video conferencing will increasingly replace business travel.
Teleservices will increasingly supplement visits to professional caregivers.