Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Is the Omicron variant slowing down a return to the office in your region?

  • Yes (91%)
  • No (9%)
  • Not sure (0%)
  • Will your company be involved in M&A activity in 2022?

    • Definitely (45%)
    • Maybe (24%)
    • Probably not (14%)
    • Definitely not (10%)
    • Probably (7%)
    • Have you adjusted your 2022 financial forecasts in the past few weeks due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in many countries?

      • No (54%)
      • Yes (25%)
      • Looking at it (21%)
      • Are you being impacted by labour shortages and/or recruitment challenges?

        • Yes (70%)
        • No (30%)
        • What impact will the end/reduction of government COVID support have on your business?

          • None (38%)
          • Significant (32%)
          • Small (22%)
          • Not applicable to my business (8%)
          • How confident are you there won’t be further COVID restrictions in the coming months?

            • Not very (67%)
            • Somewhat (24%)
            • Very (9%)
            • Which of these is currently the most important for your customers?

              • Lower prices (38%)
              • On time deliveries (28%)
              • Delivery fulfilment rates (23%)
              • Easy online ordering (11%)
              • Does being actively involved in a buy local campaign help to increase sales?

                • Yes (44%)
                • No (28%)
                • Not sure (28%)
                • What cost of goods inflation are you expecting for the rest of 2021?

                  • 6-10% (60%)
                  • >10% (25%)
                  • 1-5% (15%)
                  • No increase (0%)
                  • Will office paper sales return to pre-COVID levels?

                    • Unlikely (50%)
                    • Definitely not (24%)
                    • Probably (18%)
                    • Definitely (8%)
                    • To what extent is your business being affected by global supply chain capacity issues and rising shipping costs?

                      • A lot (65%)
                      • A little (29%)
                      • No effect (6%)
                      • What is your number one concern about returning to an office working environment?

                        • Sharing facilities & equipment (24%)
                        • None of the above (24%)
                        • Poor air quality (18%)
                        • Inadequate social distancing (16%)
                        • Using public transport to commute (10%)
                        • Inadequate cleaning regimes (8%)