I know it’s fashionable for the talking heads in the leadership and workplace space to predict a business world that is “forever virtual.” However, let me be the first to burst that bubble by saying:
That’s not gonna happen!
Indeed, the COVID-19 housing boom indicates that I am wrong. The folks that sold their homes and fled to ones in their dream locations, far away from the business offices where they once worked, suggest that that they believe that we will remain in a forever virtual business setting.
Once more, there are many leadership teams that have communicated a commitment to remain forever virtual, including Microsoft, Novartis, Siemens and Salesforce, to name a few. But, in my humble opinion, that will change.
Let me suggest five reasons why I think the way that I do:
1. We need to develop the next generation of business leaders
Do you really think