Nearly two years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world and had rippling effects on global labor and commerce that we’re still experiencing today. It’s too soon to know which changes are permanent and which are temporary, but one thing’s for sure: Businesses and consumers will still feel the impact of COVID-19 throughout 2022.
One of the biggest changes came from early furloughs and quarantines in the United States. In early 2020, many people lost income and made significant lifestyle adjustments. Even those who were lucky enough to maintain employment had to modify their lifestyles to comply with local ordinances for the sake of public health.
Shelter-at-home orders had some surprising positive effects: people started spending more time with their families and reconnecting with old friends online. Some people reevaluated their goals and made drastic career changes. Some even moved across the country.
One central question that business owners are are asking in 2022 is: “Has the American home forever changed?”Read more