How employers can make the most of remote working in the future

After months of working from home, many of us are getting used to a different pace of life. Instead of commuting, office chatter and post-work drinks, we’ve had to adjust to Zoom meetings, Google Hangouts and virtual social events.

Even before the coronavirus pandemic forced us to work from our homes remote work was becoming more popular. Around 8.7 million people said they had worked from home in 2019, which is almost 30% of the workforce, according to ONS data.

While some people will return to the office over the next few weeks, the number of people who will continue working from home is expected to rise. Of a survey of 1,046 employers by the CIPD, around two in five (37%) employees will be working from home on a regular basis once the crisis is over.

“After six months in lockdown, the change in mindset has been astounding,” says Stuart Duff, head of development at the business psychology consultancy Pearn Kandola.

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