The coronavirus will have a lasting impact on business. But from where we sit today, it is difficult to tell which of the changes sparked by the pandemic will be temporary and which permanent. Will we return to office buildings? Very likely yes. Will we shop in stores as often? Probably not.
To help you think through what will last and what won’t, our reporters broke down the changes as they see them transpiring three years from now. We hope you find these predictions useful, and we welcome your thoughts—and your own forecasts for the future—in the comments.