Coronavirus will radically change workplaces forever, MyState Bank boss Melos Sulicich believes.
"This crisis has fundamentally changed the way we work and working remotely is here to stay," the MyState Limited managing director and chief executive said on Tuesday.
"As well as providing greater work life balance, it also has added benefits, such as people no longer having to commute and saving money on parking and additional fuel."
MyState Bank described workplaces adopting new and more flexible work practices as the one upside of the coronavirus crisis.
It said it would keep working from home arrangements after the emergency was over because the experience had been so positive.
"In a matter of days, MyState was able to mobilise approximately two thirds of our workforce to work from home," it said.
"The team didn't miss a beat.
"We've been able to maintain full services for our customers and all or our workforce is fully utilised."
Mr Sulicich said he expected many staff would be likely to continue working from home on a semi-permanent basis, especially while social distancing rules applied.
He said there would be a return to "some normality" in the next three months as Australia brought the virus outbreaks under control.
"However, I expect MyState, like many Australian businesses, will return to a radically different workplace, with working hours changing and office sizes shrinking as more people working remotely," he said.
"Undoubtedly, we will still have staff working from home permanently as social distancing won't allow us to fill all our desks at head office.
"We'll also have to make changes in branches and offices to provide appropriate health, hygiene and safety measures for our staff and customers.
"We want to continue to offer as much workplace flexibility as we possibly can, so that we are seen as an employer of choice and continue to attract the best people to work for us."