The office was never one size fits all. It was one size fits some, with the expectation that everybody else would squeeze in.
Uncertainty about the future, being in close proximity to coworkers and the public and nervousness about interacting with others in person after over a year of isolation can further drive anxiety. But with a well-thought-out and clearly defined plan, you can be ready to transition from remote to in-office work again soon.
A shorter work week, remote working, community care at work. As we emerge from Covid, we have the opportunity to change.
Bosses are allowing flexibility because "there's a danger in being too hardline".
We asked a group of professionals from around the world to envision what working will look like in 2022 and beyond.
And the implications for work and cities are going to be fascinating.
Before COVID-19, the largest disruptions to work involved new technologies and growing trade links. COVID-19 has, for the first time, elevated the importance of the physical dimension of work.
As the postpandemic great reopening unfolds, millions of others are also reassessing their relationship to their jobs. The modern office was created after World War II, on a military model—strict hierarchies, created by men for men, with an assumption that there is a wife to handle duties at home. But after years of gradual change in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, there’s a growing realization that the model is broken
Bosses are still shaming people for missing work, even when workers are showing symptoms.
About one in five health-care workers has left their job since the pandemic started. This is their story—and the story of those left behind.
Remote work will persist because the experience of it has been better than expected, and because workers and firms have invested time and money...
The guy in the cubicle next to you can do whatever he wants, basically.
It’s been a grueling year working from home. Here’s how to get your life back.
A glimpse at the future of work.
Here’s how to find out if your workplace’s return-to-office plans are actually safe.
Unable to find enough workers, employers are turning to technology to perform tasks—and women are likely to be the hardest hit.
All hospitals and health systems are seeing increases in turnover, with major increases in early retirements, job changes to other opportunities, and exits to other professions. They are also seeing major increases in wages and taking on significant incremental costs due to the need to leverage agency and traveling nurses, whose rates typically come at a 200% to 300% premium.
As more workplaces reopen, most teleworkers say they are working from home by choice rather than necessity.
However, working from home did not translate into work-life balance and productivity for many academics. Domestic arrangements for a significant number have had an overall negative impact. These impacts particularly affected those with carers’ responsibilities.
Some of the consequences of the mass migration to remote work were entirely predictable.
Companies see automation and other labor-saving steps as a way to emerge from the health crisis with a permanently smaller workforce
But a return to pre-pandemic levels could take a long time, in part because women tend to stick with the decisions they've made. A mother who decided to stay home with her children in the pandemic may end up out of the workforce for years, Aaronson says. "So I think that the recovery for female labor force participation could just be slow."
The pandemic brought us more meetings, longer hours, and remote everything.
The only thing certain in the corporate world is future uncertainty. So, how can businesses in-build resilience in a world of increasing flux, and what are the areas that they should focus on?
People like working from home. Bosses want them back in the office.
Two years into the pandemic, US tech jobs remain concentrated in a handful of coastal hubs. But a new set of cities is gaining ground.
How capitalism and the pandemic destroyed our work-life balance.
From the pandemic to climate change, Americans are still expected to work no matter what happens.
Despite the trends present within a particular industry or region, not everyone is in the same place with their comfort levels.
How a potent mix of frustration and optimism led to the Great Resignation.
The pandemic has jolted the foundation of a workplace model that had been relatively unchanged since the late 1920s: employees traveling from home to a workplace five days a week, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., to complete their obligations.
As the pandemic resets major work trends, HR leaders need to rethink workforce and employee planning, management, performance and experience strategies.
Implementing this guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to SARS-CoV-2 in non-healthcare settings; separate guidance is available for healthcare settings. CDC also has guidance for critical infrastructure work settings. Unless otherwise specified, this interim guidance for businesses and employers applies to critical infrastructure workplaces as well.