‘We’re at a Moment of Real Change in the World of Work’

Royal Bank of Scotland’s decision to allow 50,000 staff to work from home for the rest of 2020 underlines radical changes in the workplace, experts say.

Originally, RBS had intended for its employees to work from home until the end of September, but it has now extended the period to early 2021.

“It’s a cautious approach but we feel the right one to take currently. We’re in a fortunate position that so many of our colleagues can work from home and we feel it’s the right decision to continue doing so into 2021.”

“What’s driven a lot of this thinking is the concept that the only person who matters is the financial stakeholder, but now we’re looking at multidisciplinary stakeholders – the business is responsible to their people, society and the environment.”

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