Complete transition from in-office to remote work
Earlier, at the peak of the pandemic, experts forecast great changes in the working process of many companies. They assumed that after having switched to remote work, almost all organizations would abandon traditional office space. Nevertheless, not all companies decided to give up office work. Some larger organizations chose something in between: 50% of their staff members work in the office and another 50% work from home.
Online shopping to replace traditional stores
The second myth about the post-pandemic world is that online shopping will completely replace the traditional one. At the very beginning of the pandemic, online purchases were very popular. No wonder, they spiked by 20%. However, when the quarantine measures were eased, the situation changed. People who were sick of sitting at home literally rushed to stores and shopping malls in order to make purchases while interacting with other people, sellers, etc.
Entertainment industry to switch to online broadcast
Live broadcasts of theater performances, various concerts, and movies became very popular during the pandemic. Many analysts thought that broadcast format would remain relevant for a long time even when the pandemic eased. However, humans are social beings. Interaction with each other is an essential part of our life. "The only real luxury is the luxury of human communication," Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once said. Thus, it cannot be replaced by anything. When the government lifted some of the quarantine restrictions, people went outside to enjoy things like a walk in the park, conversation with a neighbor, etc. Besides, many were looking for the reopening of theaters, cinemas, and other public places.
Rivalry between online and offline learning
This assumption also turned out to be false. After the pandemic, there will be no competition between these two types of education. Students at school or at university will still choose the way of learning that is more convenient to him or her. Practically, they did the same before the pandemic. It means that nothing has changed. There is only one thorny issue in this matter. Online learning services co-exist in a highly competitive environment. They are constantly competing for new students. During the pandemic, this rivalry has only become stronger. Apart from this issue, no drastic changes are likely to occur in this field.
Digital transformation of companies
After having sent their employers to work at home, many companies enhanced their IT services and programs significantly. It required different approaches to endpoint security and troubleshooting for IT service desk pros, and fast shifts in IT spending to accommodate new remote work demands. However, some analysts assume that the use of network tools is not enough for a digital transformation. This is why they are confident that after the restrictions are lifted, many companies will abandon their technology implementation strategy. Besides, only few organizations are ready to undergo such changes. Nevertheless, experts pinpoint that the pandemic has already changed the way the companies used to operate. Thus, those companies that do not adapt and give up changes are unlikely to survive in the near future. Organizations, which can easily transform and absorb new influences, will take lead in the market. Their products will always be in high demand across the market.