If the idea of working from home was a utopia for many workers, 2020 has made this a reality. And, what at the beginning of the year seemed temporary, now seems to become more recurrent and, for many, even definitive.
Telework is "any form of work organisation in which work which could also have been carried out on the employer's premises is carried out by an employee outside these premises on a voluntary basis using information and communication technologies".
According to Michael E. Porter, “Every firm is a collection of activities that are performed to design, produce, market, deliver, and support its product” (value activities). These consume resources and are linked together in processes.
We observe a trend to extensive (over-)regulation of corporate activity, increased application and enforcement of legal provisions as well as fines for compliance violations, some of which threaten the very existence of companies.