Latest headlines: Mark Coxon on the future of the huddle space, Scott Tiner on how the global supply chain issues could affect AV and more
May 12, 2021 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 9
Hi, UCC readers! I hope you’re having a great week. This newsletter holds a few columns about global supply chain issues and the future of the office space as we know it. We’re posing a couple of questions today: How will supply issues possibly affect you, and how has COVID changed the way we work?
In “Is the Huddle Space Dead?” Mark Coxon offers his take on what the future of the huddle space will look like. The pandemic has certainly affected the way we work now, but will those changes leave a lasting impact?
Scott Tiner’s “Global Supply Chain Issues” chimes in on how recent world events have challenged the supply chain for the AV industry. What does the Suez Canal jam have to do with your inventory?
All this and more in this week’s newsletter. Happy Wednesday, and stay safe out there!
I believe that people will go back to working in the office at least part-time, and the new office will indeed be somewhat different. I also believe there will be a range of reactions to working in the same space. Old habits die hard, and those who suffered little impact from COVID may be very willing to just resume the old method of working. Others who lost relatives, fell severely ill or have more risk factors may understandably be more cautious. In either case, this means change for the office and for huddle spaces as we know them.
In a recent blog, Gary Kayye wrote about the current global supply shortage of semiconductors. Unfortunately, my blog is not going to make you feel any better than Gary’s did. Yes, semiconductors are a significant issue, made so by their ubiquitousness. However, there have been a plethora of situations across the world, including COVID, the Suez Canal jam and others that have drastically impacted the supply chain of many commodities.