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How technology and the pandemic have changed the workplace for good

How technology and the pandemic have changed the workplace for good

We all expect our working lives will change dramatically because of what we’ve learnt through the COVID-19 pandemic.

With employees now demanding greater flexibility to work from home – at least for some of their working week – both the private and public sectors will need to be adaptable and willing to listen to these needs.

This special report – produced and presented here in conjunction with a commercial sponsor – looks at many of the factors driving change in our workplaces. Everything from emerging digital technology, to how we will collaborate with colleagues, to ways we can increase the gap between our work and home lives.

It also looks at what will become of our cities once offices evolve into spaces where we meet rather than work, training needs of the future and how the public service will need to improve the employee experience.

Our future work journey promises to be an exciting ride.

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