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Back to the office? August 5, 2020

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Again, speaking of remote working, apparently not yet back to the office in the UK according to this report from the Guardian which notes that:

Boris Johnson’s plea that people “should be going back to work” in offices across England from Monday appeared to have gone unheeded in central Birmingham.

In the Colmore business district, which normally has 35,000 workers, most office blocks were largely deserted and at the city’s train stations at rush hour only a handful of people sauntered out, mostly heading to work in shops or hospitals rather than to office-based jobs.

What’s curious is that, if these businesses interviewed here are any guide, there’s less appetite for a return than might be expected. Or perhaps that’s not curious given that as one interviewee notes given health risks they do not want their team in the same place at the same time. Their answer, a decentralisation to multiple offices rather than the previous large one and keeping some employees at home.

Meanwhile, let us hope this spells the end of the open plan office.

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