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Will we remember 2020 as the year we last went into the office?

What will work look like in a post-Covid 19 world?

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Will we remember 2020 as the year we last went into the office? What will work look like in a post-Covid 19 world?

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Employees at HRnetOne meet virtually over Zoom.

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Willis Towers Watson's split teams enjoying celebratory drinks in office and from home (above) and a virtual lunch room over Zoom at the company.

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HRnetOne's split teams enjoying celebratory drinks in office and from home and a virtual lunch room over Zoom at the company (above).

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“More companies are also explicitly delinking productivity and results from physical attendance at the office,” says Ms Yeow.

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Ms Mehta says that generally employees are more likely to stay with organisations that offer some form of flexible work arrangements.

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According to Prof Nai, virtual communication cannot compare with face-to-face communication, as the greater psychological distance makes interactions more impersonal.

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Prof Song says: "In essence, most types of jobs are not suitable (for working from home). Only those jobs that can be done through computer or phone are suitable."

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