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Is Home Working the New Normal?

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a huge rise in home-working, with many organisations being forced into it to simply survive. But is this going to be the future of work?

Some global organisations such as Twitter, Square and Shopify have announced that employees will be able to work from home once the pandemic is over. Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg expects half of its workforce to do their jobs outside Facebook's offices over the next five to 10 years.

However, other organisations aren't quite so sure! Ecommerce giant Amazon has announced it will be investing $1.4 billion opening 6 new tech hubs in Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York, Phoenix, and San Diego.

The rise of video-conferencing technologies such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet has shown employers that set hours in an office environment is not necessarily the way forward.

Many organisations have indeed found that team productivity has increased with employees working from home, with access to cloud-based technology and time and space to focus.



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