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Interviews

Trends from before the pandemic have been accelerated in the New Normal

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Adam Krasoń, country managing partner of PwC in Poland, talks to the BPCC’s Michael Dembinski about how business is adapting to the pandemic and what changes are on the horizon

 

Now that the economy is reopening, how do you assess the damage from the lockdown, and how has it altered the way we do business?

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