Many CEOs and business owners understand that their companies will be more virtual than before the COVID crises. Some have started modifying the way they lead and shape their organizations. But even now after a highly disruptive year, most still only have a vague sense of what this means exactly.

That said, several major trends had already been shaping the worlds of business before 2020.  Eight of these were accelerated by the Great Disruption and will be major forces in the transformation of business going forward. Less confident CEOs might not even be aware of these forces of change and/or view them as threats but the best business leaders think of them as great opportunities.