As many of us are becoming aware, the current recession is really a possible catalyst for additional telecommuting and fewer utilization of work place. The thing is not only that technologies are the enabler of the telecommuting trend, but additionally it sometimes requires a catalyst to create around the complete effects of the impending trend. Within the last day or two, many all over the world automobile as much as headlines about the potential of a H1n1 Virus Pandemic, so we found ourselves with another possible catalyst. Using the fear, whether it is an overreaction or otherwise, of the full pandemic looming, the idea of entering a workplace with hundreds of or perhaps lots of people doesn’t appear very appealing, not to mention taking public transit to obtain there. You might reckon that anybody with telecommuting abilities might have selected to remain home in the last couple of days.
My position still stands on technology’s impact on certain commercial property types put into that original article and also to extrapolate further, you should know very well what happens if the does become a complete pandemic. Not just would work place suffer along with the retail spaces which are connected together, however it may achieve further in to the consumer logistics. For instance, in certain regions of The United States, online food shopping has had off but less than many have expected. However, to make use of Malcolm Gladwell’s terminology from his now famous book, “The Tipping Point”, it’s not tipped right into a fully fledged consumer trend or epidemic like say a Netflix or iTunes. However, if the idea of visiting the supermarket and catching a flu sounds too dangerous out of the blue, it might get new people to test online food shopping the very first time. Once shoppers start ordering their groceries online, wouldn’t it then create the potential of them ongoing to complete their shopping on the web despite the worry has transpired? Also, by shopping on the web and telling their buddies and family they’re doing so due to the anxiety about catching influenza, wouldn’t it also convince others into food shopping online too?
Supermarkets are simply an example, but overall, anywhere that will have many people together inside a closed off area is most likely likely to be prevented throughout a flu pandemic (or even the anxiety about one). That being stated, the mall would be also a location you’d avoid, which can lead to new internet buyers. The purpose of all this is the fact that catalysts help to make natural trends happen faster. I, like many, think that natural order of products can result in increasingly more movement into cyberspace by companies and consumers. Why is a flu pandemic interesting is it could begin to hit the big retail qualities. We’re not speaking a couple of,000 sq foot Blockbuster stores any longer in cases like this it might begin to hit your 10,000 sq foot superstores. That becomes very concerning, not just for that superstores themselves, but for all those additional retailers that surround superstores and feed from their business.