As many of us were gearing up to return to the office, even if on a once-a-week basis, the Omicron variant of COVID made us stick to remote working. The question is how long will this trend last? Is remote working going to be the dominant setup in the post-COVID world?
In this episode of the LSE IQ podcast (20 min), Joanna Bale talks to LSE’s Connson Locke, Grace Lordan, and Carsten Sorensen, as well as Hailley Griffis, head of public relations at Buffer, a social media management company that has never had an office.
One academic says that those who work remotely tend to work much harder; another says that remote working can amplify our negative thought processes; and a third reveals her vision for the fourth industrial revolution. The Buffer executive says that her 84 colleagues are based in 15 countries around the world and work remotely, only meeting in person once or twice a year.