The nature of work is constantly changing. But it takes an enormous global event – like a pandemic – to create the sort of massive, evolutionary disruption to both the labor market and the nature of work that we have seen in the last year and a half.
History tells us that this sort of global event isn’t over, even when it’s over. It is often a catalyst to a continuum of change. For example, it’s quite possible that Covid-19 has, among other things, triggered an ongoing diaspora from the office, a shift from in-person teamwork to a reliance on online collaboration tools, and a higher demand for CIOs who can enable and direct these changes.