Around the world, many industries asked their staff to take work home, meet deadlines and attend meetings remotely, amid the pandemic. Over the course of the past few months, the work-from-home routine has become normal in so many countries now that returning to work may seem unthinkable to many.
According to a report by The independentNow it’s British Airways, already losing millions of pounds every day, that has joined the list of many other organizations asking employees to take fewer trips as part of working life.
According to the report, Stuart Kennedy, British Airways’ director of personnel, has written to office staff to “describe changes in work patterns.” In an email, he is believed to have written: “People have adapted well to working outside their offices. Yes, the experience of working from home may seem very different from that of the office, but it is no less productive. Many people want a hybrid way of working when this crisis is over, a way of working that combines elements of remote work with office work. And that’s what we’re going to explore further as a solution at British Airways. “
He has also explained that the pattern can vary from team to team, depending on the work people do, adding that BA’s headquarters building may also need to be sold.
According to the report, the £ 200 million property, located “on landscaped grounds northwest of Heathrow, was completed in 1998” when the company was profitable and had no competition from easyJet and Emirates.
The building has been “largely empty” since the pandemic-induced closure.
the Independent The report also quoted a British Airways spokesperson as saying: “The global pandemic has shown us that many of our colleagues enjoy working remotely and want to continue, and this has accelerated our approach to offering more agile and flexible ways of working. Our goal is to find a hybrid work model that suits our business, combining the best of the office and remote work for our people. We have also restructured our business to get out of the crisis and we are considering whether we still need such a large office building. “