Editor’s note: This research shows the value and impact of building new social rituals as a part of working from home. It’s interesting to reflect on how the office engineered some of these rituals. Working from home requires us to revisit them.
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Editor’s note: A survey of 958 company directors shows that three-quarters would be keeping increased home-working after the Covid-19 pandemic and more than half intended to cut the use of workplaces in the future. This is yet more evidence of the way work is changing and will continue to change.
Editor’s note: I liked the comments from retailer Next about the downsides of working from home. In particular, “large video calls have encouraged the proliferation of one of the business world’s most damaging practices – death by deck.” The article goes on to say that “slideshow presentations transform meetings from productive exchanges of ideas into boring, one-way lectures.”
Remote working and disabled employees – How a pandemic brought a long-standing issue to the forefront of the conversation
Editor’s note: Whilst working from home has benefited many disabled employees, employers need to reflect on what accessibility and inclusivity mean from here on. There is an opportunity to create new working practices that are more inclusive and accessible. Will organisations take it?
Editor’s note: This researcher looks at the positive impact working from home has had on accounting professionals in Canada. In particular, the informality of video calls can help build a sense of community amongst co-workers.
Editor’s note: Many big employers are managing working from home and the return to the workplace. This article takes a look at a range of employers and the approaches they are taking.
Editor’s note: This is a reminder of why working from home benefits people. There are lots of good reasons to work from home. The financial reasons are an important factor here, especially as the UK slips into recession.
Editor’s note: Although this isn’t a big study, it does highlight some of the areas of work that employers can continue to develop in order to make working from home sustainable into the future.