"The various players in the professional world agree that, without digitalisation, the impact of the health crisis on their activity would have been far more dramatic than it has been over the past 15 months. Indeed, digitalisation has enabled a significant number of companies to continue to operate with returns similar to those in a non-crisis context. However, it should be remembered that beyond the fact that some sectors or jobs are de facto excluded from possible digitisation, increased digitisation also poses certain risks, notably that of hyperconnectivity and insufficient delineation between work and private life.
For employers, one of the major challenges is therefore to find the right balance between developing the new opportunities offered by digitalisation and maintaining a coherent corporate culture that meets legal requirements, particularly with regard to employee health and safety.
"It is likely that the trend towards the democratisation of new ways of working will only increase over the next few years, in response to a growing demand from employees, particularly those from the younger generations, to be able to adopt a way of working that allows for a high degree of flexibility in its organisation. However, legal, fiscal, regulatory and social security constraints will necessarily impose certain limits on the possibilities for new ways of working, and it will be up to employers to pay all the attention necessary to avoid unanticipated situations that could have significant consequences for the company.