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The Future of Work: Prioritizing Health and Safety in the Office

Over the past year, the pandemic has placed a spotlight on people’s health. Businesses all over the world shut down their operations in order to protect the wellbeing of their employees and customers. Some have since reopened, while others have remained fully closed, or now function with a hybrid workplace model.

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What to Include in Your 2021 Work-from-Home Policy

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a move across knowledge-work organizations towards hybrid workforce models. There obviously remained a number of holdouts—and even examples of regression. But COVID-19 completely changed this paradigm. Changes that would have taken years to institute were implemented in a manner of days or weeks. Business leaders and managers who believed workers would shirk their duties, work fewer hours, and become unproductive were mistaken.

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Making Extended Work from Home Successful for 2021 and Beyond

Businesses have discovered their employees want to take on more responsibilities and welcome the work-life balance that working from home offers. Indeed, 80% of workers said they do not want to return to a permanent workspace in a physical office five days a week and 40 hours a week. Over half, once it is safe to work from an office workspace, say they will continue to work from home more than they did pre-COVID-19. 

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Why Collaboration is Essential in Business While Working Remotely

The number of remote workers was already on a significant upward trajectory before COVID-19.  Businesses that believed remote workers are less productive, work fewer hours, and assume less responsibility and ownership than workers who work from a physical office location five days a week found that their premises were ill-founded. Forbes indicates that remote work is “no longer a privilege,” Read more

Future Workplace Trends: 8 Predictions for Post-Coronavirus

There’s no getting around it: the global pandemic has been brutal for business. For now, the goal of many employers is simply to survive the shuttered facades. Soon, however, survival will give way to adaptation. Employers, just like all evolved creatures, will find their own ways to adapt to new circumstances. This is especially true when lives (and livelihoods) are Read more


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