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Working from home has entrenched inequality – how can we use it to improve lives instead? | John Harris

Working from home has entrenched inequality – how can we use it to improve lives instead? | John Harris

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Home and hybrid working

Many tech companies have embraced home and hybrid work, such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Spotify etc. Something similar is happening in the financial sector.

Trade unions are working on templates for home working agreements to minimise the risk of isolation and health and safety risks f...

  • Studies show that only a minority are able to work from home.
  • WFH may take away human interaction from some people.
  • Not being in an office may cut one from the collective workplace experiences.
  • Gender roles. American research showed that 79% of men experienced "positi...

Instead of being fixated on home working, we should begin with flexibility, where people start and finish at times of their choosing, set free time and ensure that they make space for holidays.

Companies should pair new recruits with dedicated mentors. Empl...

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