Another day not at the office: will working from home be 2020’s most radical change?

  The Observer Working from home  Photograph: Katherine Anne Rose/The Observer During lockdown millions started WFH – and most of us don’t want to go back. In just a few months the landscape of work, family and city life has altered dramatically – but are all the changes positive? There’s a man sitting at the […]

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We don’t always have a good day at the office, but home working leaves a lot to be desired

Stefan Stern Escaping the glass and steel can feel liberating, but companies thrive on person-to-person interaction Fri 4 Sep 2020 11.00 BSTLast modified on Fri 4 Sep 2020 12.45 BST  Pauline Yates, Leonard Rossiter, and Sally Jane Spencer in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. Photograph: BFI Every morning, Monday to Friday, Elizabeth Perrin saw her husband […]

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Coronavirus: Campaign to encourage workers back to offices

28 August 2020 Image copyrightEPA People will again be encouraged to go back to the workplace in a government ad campaign starting next week. Employers will be asked to reassure staff it is safe to return by highlighting measures taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Business leaders have warned of damage being done to […]

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Why Work-From-Home Might Not Work: The Looming Risk For Employers

Jon Picoult Contributor Leadership Strategy Customer Experience Expert | Keynote Speaker | Advisor to the C-Suite. GETTY Practically overnight, the Covid-19 pandemic triggered a monumental shift in how people work.  Corporate offices were out; home offices were in.  Many companies were pleasantly surprised how smoothly that transition went, observing no adverse impact on productivity, no […]

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HAMISH MCRAE: As coronavirus threat recedes, companies that are more relaxed about home-working will lose ground to those that are more driven

  By HAMISH MCRAE, FINANCIAL MAIL ON SUNDAY PUBLISHED: 21:50, 29 August 2020 | UPDATED: 10:55, 30 August 2020 Summer’s almost gone, winter’s coming on – as Bob Dylan and others sang all those years ago – and we too have gotta travel on. The late August Bank Holiday is always a moment for reflection: What will the autumn and […]

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Working From Home Is Disliked By And Bad For Most Employees, Say Researchers

Benjamin Laker CONTRIBUTOR Leadership Strategy Expert commentary on global affairs for leaders everywhere Before the pandemic struck, working from home seemed like a incredible perk for many employees. Employers often fretted about how offering this coveted benefit would affect productivity, teamwork, and communication. Which is why a mere 14 percent of employees were working remotely […]

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Coronavirus: ‘Why I hate working from home’

Coronavirus: ‘Why I hate working from home’ By Sam Proffitt & Francesca Gillett BBC News 22 August 2020 Tara Hudson says her back is now “in absolute agony” It was fun for a week or two – a welcome change from the stresses and strains of the daily commute. But almost six months have now […]

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Only one in six workers returns to office despite pleas to do so from Government

Only one in six workers returns to office despite pleas to do so from Government By MATT OLIVER FOR THE DAILY MAIL 21 August 2020 Only one in six workers has returned to the office despite pleas to do so from the Government, according to analysis. Worker footfall in cities was still just 17 per cent […]

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Panasonic’s new home cubicle is a disheartening glimpse at our work-from-home future

By Chaim Gartenberg@cgartenberg  Aug 18, 2020 Image: Panasonic The modern office cubicle is almost synonymous with the drudgery of a soul-crushing office job. But if for some reason you’ve found yourself missing the not-quite-solid not-quite-walls of your regular office, Panasonic is working to bring the magic of cubicles to your work-from-home life with its new 88,000 yen (around […]

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