Whilst numerous studies have proven that there are various positives to remote working – for example, Deloitte data states that companies that allow remote working have 25% less turnover and staff are 24% more likely to be happy and productive – there are also some key pitfalls that only really become apparent when the concept is tested.
For example, for those with young children, balancing childcare and productivity is a serious issue; in the current Government-enforced shutdown of schools, legislation dictates that employers must be lenient with staff who are struggling to look after children, yet for many, the value of a dedicated office space in which to work is only now taking on new significance.
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