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Is working from home the new normal for many more?

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Is working from home the new normal for many more?

18 May 2020 10:54AM   Views : 457 Unique : 339




Most people in my company commute to London for work through Trains/Tubes/Busses, and then sit side by side during the day. Last week my company started setting expectations that we were unlikely to return to that way of working with the Covid distancing guidelines in place.
Instead most of us would WFH pretty much all the time and the office would become a occasional social and meeting hub when needed. I.e it would be reformed to entice people in whilst still providing physical separation. At the beginning of the year we had been planning a remodelling to increase the seating density and physically move more of us closer. Now the opposite is being discussed!

So short of a mass produced vaccine being available is this really to be the new way of working - i remember back in the 80's, at the internet took off, this was being discussed as a revolution in working habits, but it never came.
However if many could WFH how would that change the housing market imbalance between the north and the south. how would it change houses themselves - each now needing a dedicated office space.
How will it change holidays - more UK based cottage rentals with deep cleaning in between visits? Avoiding air travel contagion risks.

How would it change the younger generation meeting friends and partners?

Are we returning to a local village mentality.

Lots to ponder....

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JJGEE 18 8.1k 18 England
18 May 2020 11:58PM

Quote:Instead most of us would WFH pretty much all the time and the office

I can see it working on a temporary basis, like in the past during train strikes, engineering works for example but in the longer term how practicable would it be ?

A dedicated room, set up with computer, printer, internet connections, telephone ................ which I assume not many people have / could set up.

My sister for example cannot use her husband's office, the conservatory, do housework downstairs and with daughter also working from her bedroom, upstairs is out-of-bounds as well Sad
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