World of Change
Shaping small business recovery
When Covid-19 hit, businesses were forced to transition to full-time remote work almost overnight. While many small businesses were able to adapt in the short-term, new challenges emerged when it comes to returning to the physical workplace.
With the modern workforce more fragmented than ever, it's clear now that accelerating digital transformation will be essential for these businesses' long term success.
This new report by Ricoh Europe, with research conducted by Opinium Research, explores the experience of working remotely in a small business during the pandemic. It unearths key trends and pain-points, and offers guidance for small business owners to navigate the turbulent period ahead.
Employees across Europe are hugely positive that their business will make 2017 a success, even as the world undergoes unprecedented change.
An overwhelming 95% of employees believe the changing landscape will benefit their business in 2017, with 59% expecting their business to be in a stronger position by the end of the year.
96% of mid-sized business employees agree that factors such as digital disruption, economic uncertainty and regulatory change will affect their jobs. However, they feel positive and settled in their roles.
Only 8% expect to change jobs and just 12% believe they will have fewer career opportunities in 2017.