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Sunday, 14 February 2021

You probably don’t want _too much_ freedom to WFH

And speaking of working from home — do you dream of Utopia where the coronavirus is a thing of the past, but you still have lots of flexibility to WFH when you want or need to? Or of saving on office rent because you allow (or force) staff to work from home a day or two a week?

God knows there’s an upside: “Workers think being able to work from home two or three days a week is as valuable as a pay rise of about 8%,” Pilita Clark writes in her latest column for the Financial Times.

But there’s also a catch: “Mixed mode is a complete horror” — a toxic stew of communications problems, missed opportunties and discrimination against remote workers.

The antidote: Strict rules on when you can and can’t work from the office. Read more in The ticking time bomb inside the new world of work.

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