Take a minute and scan your surroundings – your office, car, home – wherever you are. The organic cheese in the refrigerator; the running shoes you put on this morning; dog food; your office chair, stapler, AirPods. Everything you see has made it to its final destination thanks to the transportation and logistics industry, particularly the truck driver who hauled it there. And this week in particular is a time for all of us to recognize the impact these professional men and women have on our economy and their significant influence on our day-to-day lives.
When it comes to the impact of COVID-19 on office workspace, we’ve seen the pendulum swing as far as it will go in the direction of 100% remote work. The power of its weight reflected the necessary, but frenzied, response, immediately sending people home from the office in droves beginning in March 2020.
Pre-pandemic, most of the population outside of shipping and manufacturing industries didn’t know what the supply chain was; now, it’s a household term. And it’s having a big impact on the health of our economy and potentially your business.