remote working

October 06 by Hayley
The blended home/office model

An independent survey commissioned by the British Council for Offices (BCO) and published via the Guardian this week found that almost half of office workers anticipate splitting their working days between home and the office. Without doubt, the pandemic has had a huge impact in shaping our workplaces, our existing practices, and our business strategies, but will COVID-19’s legacy be a blended home/office model?

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What’s the human cost of home working?

As businesses prepare and analyse their phased return to the workplace, Kevin Mashford, Sales Director at Paramount Interiors, shares his views on the importance of team connections and what the human cost will be of remote working. "A fair amount has been written in recent weeks about how COVID-19 has brought about the sudden ‘demise of the office’. As businesses stare into an economic downturn, the like of which we’ve never seen before, it’s easy to see how the cost efficiencies of remote working could appeal. But, what does it mean for the workforce? Is home working really all upside?"

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