The pandemic significantly accelerated several macro consumer trends in America with online shopping and Work-from-Home (WfH) being illustrations A and B. Both of these were growing trends pre-pandemic but the COVID mobility and social distancing restrictions (along with enabling technology advances) put the migration toward these behaviors in high gear.
After the last couple of OtR issues being pretty dense quantitative analysis, I’m going to take a break this month and discuss the “softer math” topic of how the trend of WfH has and may continue to impact golf. I’ll also touch on another “sleeper issue” that’s being debated which could also impact our industry, permanent daylight savings time. I’ll channel Stuart Lindsay on this topic who has maintained steadfastly that DST is a major force for good in golf so this would “codify into law” (channeling our Chief Executive) this golf industry benefit. Here’s this month’s roadmap on commutes and convenience:
- Work-from-Home enables/allows time shifting for non-core activities, but it’s not for everyone
- Who does the “commute time savings” belong to; the employer or the employee? What are people currently doing with that newfound time?
- Would institution of a permanent daylight savings time have any impact on golf? (farming vs. fun)
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