Growth of large operators threatens existence of grassroots coworking spaces
How is the coworking office space landscape changing post Covid?
When the gig is up; gig workers don't always trust their boss and that might be a good thing.
How do these non-traditional roles and relationships differ, and impact performance and commitment?
Flexible, supportive company culture makes for better remote work
Companies that catered to employees’ interests, gave employees independence, fostered collaboration, and had flexible policies were most likely to have strong remote workplaces.
Time out: We all need a three-day weekend
We are more active and healthier when we're on holiday, even if it's only a three-day break.
Workers' and bosses' trust in teleworking is key
New research looks at how trust, and the lack of it, excessive workloads, social isolation and work-related fatigue impacts performance.
The future of work. New report looks at remote work and the pursuit of equality.
What can organizations and governments do to ensure those currently disadvantaged by the current models can also benefit?
Despite flexibility, gig work proves harmful to workers
Insecure income from gig work contributed to poor health outcomes, including a sicker workforce, higher unreimbursed healthcare costs and greater costs to the consumer.
"Water cooler talk" can have big benefits
Remote working and more virtual meetings have led to increased workplace structure, with clear goals and tasks. "Reciprocity in conversation" - ensuring a two-way flow of conversation - may help improve remote work environments and lead to higher levels of task enjoyment.
Being in company boosts creativity
So many studies are now showing that working from home on a regular basis is bad for the individual, their family and the organization that employs them.
Positive relationships boost self-esteem, and vice versa
Lack of social support - or deep friendships - and low self-esteem weakens the immune system, which is why lonely people tend to die early. This is one of the reasons why constant working from home without the support of an office environment (most people’s tribe, or center of belonging) is so dangerous.
Trapped by a flexible schedule
New research investigating the downsides of independent work finds that self-employment often disrupts the balance between life and work and takes up more time than traditional office work.
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