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  • How has COVID-19 expedited the transformation of workplaces?
  • How has COVID-19 expedited the transformation of workplaces?
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2021 Expert Outlook on Careers

How is the gig economy evolving? What is the future of work-life balance? And how can managers drive performance remotely? In this part of the 2021 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about how people are adapting to the massive changes taking place in work environments.

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In 2020, the much-hailed future of work finally arrived. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, large-scale remote working went from a possibility to an international norm in a matter of weeks. Mass digitisation changed how we work, communicate, and collaborate – and transformed people’s relationships to their jobs. By September, over 70% of remote workers in the US agreed that the shift to working from home had saved them time and increased comfort, and more than six in ten said it had improved their daily routines and brought them closer to their ...

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