Through the pandemic, companies had to downsize and reduce the number of people coming into the office. They also had to implement some new rules like remote working to get as much as they could digitally. People could not always keep up with the work and missed some deadlines, while companies noticed an overall productivity drop. At the beginning of the pandemic, companies saw a significantly reduced amount of work getting done while implementing a few more changes. To reduce their costs, they even shut some of their lower-performing departments and outsourced work they would have handled.