After a slight dip in global eCommerce sales near the beginning of the pandemic, the second half of 2020 saw eCommerce growth soar to new heights. eCommerce sales increased by 25% (international sellers) and (domestic sellers), and sales in all markets exceeded previous Christmas season highs by 5% (international sellers) and 18% (domestic sellers). The Workforce Will Remain as Remote and Digital As Possible Grade: +2 Another two points for us—we’re off to a fantastic start! In all seriousness, though, this one was easy to predict. We figured that even though vaccines and other factors would make our lives a little easier than in 2020, there would be no mass return to work. And we were right.
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45% of respondents to Buffer’s State of Remote Work in 2021 survey said they were still working remotely as a result of COVID-19. However, in the same survey, only 16% said they know for sure their company isn’t permanently allowing work from home, and over 96% said they would like to work remotely, at least some of the time, for the rest of their careers. Remote Georgia Phone Number List work is here to stay, and as a digital company, we’re just fine with that. Communication—Both Internal and External—Will Matter More Than Ever, And Improve Grade: +1 Well, this is a tough one to grade, but we’re going to take one point.
Here’s why: We definitely think communication in the workplace mattered more than ever in 2021 (and it will continue to be extremely important in this age of remote work). However, based on our findings, we were probably a little early in suggesting communication at work would improve. With all the remote work, it’s clear there’s still a learning curve for the DW Leads digital workforce. In the same Buffer survey we quoted previously, 20.5% of respondents said their biggest struggle with working remotely was difficulties with collaboration and communication. #4: Virtual Events Will Increase and Evolve Grade: +2 This is a quick and easy two points, again!