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Viewpoint: Post-Pandemic: Will Employers or Workers Have Upper Hand?

It’s been a year now since we came under the relentless domination of the coronavirus. After all this time, the picture isn’t pleasant. The end is uncertain and the implications for the future are far from clear. McKinsey reports that …

COVID-19 Highlights Need for Protections for Millions of Homeworkers

The dramatic global shift to remote working during COVID-19 lockdowns has underscored an urgent need for greater protections for homeworkers, many of whom are paid far less than those employed outside the home, the United Nations said on Wednesday. About …

Nice Home Office You Got There. Who’s Paying for It?

In the past, home offices were often an afterthought: Ill-equipped, cramped, and a little dusty from only occasional use. Now in 2020, many home offices are looking more like the command center at NORAD: Multiple screens, high-tech capabilities, and professional …

The Coronavirus Pandemic and The Great Workplace Debate: Viewpoint

Decisions on where and how to work are embodied in trillions of dollars of investment worldwide, including the siting of commercial and residential real estate as well as transportation systems and other infrastructure. Even a small shift in work patterns …

Remote Workforce to Double in 2021 Due to Improved Productivity: CIO Survey

The percentage of workers around the world that is permanently working from home is expected to double in 2021 as productivity has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey from U.S.-based Enterprise Technology Research (ETR). ETR in September …

Nearly 9 of 10 Workers Want to Maintain Option to Work from Home: Survey

LONDON — Nearly nine out of 10 workers want to be able to choose whether to work from home or the office once COVID-19 workplace restrictions ease, and have greater autonomy over their hours, according to research from Cisco Systems. …

Working From Home Is Here to Stay: Viewpoint

The Covid-19 pandemic has crushed the economy, sent joblessness soaring, and killed over a million people worldwide. But there are a few ways in which the pandemic may prompt society to improve, and one is remote work. Though it was …

Londoners Slowly Return to Work After Schools Reopened

Londoners are slowly returning to work in offices, factories and stores after children went back to school at the start of the month. Data compiled by Google show workplace attendance has increased slightly in three of the UK capital’s main …

Why the Coronavirus Recession Is Not Like the Last Recession

Judith Ramirez received a letter this month that she’d been dreading: The Honolulu hotel that furloughed her from a housekeeping job in March, during the lockdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, made her layoff permanent. Ramirez, 40, was originally told …

COVID-19 Cast as a Catalyst for Change. Now What?

Look around the corner, what do you see? Answering that question is the most important part of my job as an author, speaker, advisor and VC investor. It’s a role that requires a hint of arrogance, since peering around the …