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Is smart technology helping you adapt to changes brought on by COVID-19?

31 March 2020

With COVID-19 elevated to pandemic status by the World Health Organisation, major companies have been advising employees to work from home in a bid to curb the outbreak and protect their workforce.

Figures released from Leesman suggest UK manufacturing and industrial engineering are some of the least prepared industries to weather a mass home working strategy.

Of the 52,240 of those working in the manufacturing and engineering space within its index, 53 percent have no home-working experience, compared with 52 percent of overall respondents globally. The data suggests the manufacturing and engineering space must brace itself for reduced productivity and innovation. 

In response, many British businesses have released COVID-19 contingency plans, including compulsory home working policies, and some have begun to close sites and ban external visitors. 

Read the full article in the April issue of DPA.

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