Last but by no means least, the welfare of staff who are now having to adapt to a world where they can’t spend all day interacting with fellow workers, stress, boredom, complacency, feeling unsupported, all these are areas that need to be considered. The benefits of being allowed a degree of flexibility are huge, but only if managed correctly, providing flexibility for staff to conduct school runs have to be aligned with how the business want to run their activities, if Len in Sales wants to have a Zoom meeting at 9 every morning, then that’s the school run out of the window, can the meeting be delayed till later? Of course, but only if there is transparency in what employees can and can’t do. And then back to the dreaded childcare, allowing staff to work from home Monday, Wednesday and Friday is great and allows parents to plan childcare around this, but be aware of the implications of changing a Wednesday for a Thursday for an important meeting on your site at short notice, you may now have to consider the effect on home workers and this change may need to be planned weeks in advance. More food for thought.