COVID-19 caught us all off guard in the early parts of 2020 – globally.
Budgets, business plans, investment strategies, marketing campaigns, standard operational procedures, digital priorities, and even working from home policies, were turned inside out.
Few would have built the operational and financial contingencies into their businesses for this level of disruption.
Now, as we (hopefully) move into a post-COVID world that weaves a strong sense of caution and relief into our national recovery roadmap, we ask four industry leaders to share their views on the year ahead:
- What have we learned from 2020?
- What is the COVID-19 legacy?
- How do we plan for the year ahead?
As you might expect, their responses are varied, more so given the scope of their business operations and coverage. While immigration, employment, consumer confidence, demand, a COVID-19 vaccine and border restrictions get a mention, the overriding view is one of optimism.
Despite the level of disruption we have individually and collectively experienced, we remain confident that the ‘Lucky Country’ will do well in its post-COVID recovery – with residential building activity at its forefront.