The nowhere office


This report from UK think tank Demos provides the report from the Workshift Commission.

The first report from the Chair of the Demos Workshift Commission, Julia Hobsbawm, says that lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic should inform an entirely new way to approach work, workplace, working life and productivity. Her suggestions offer a radical alternative to ‘business as usual’ when lockdown ends, including the way the government handles work-related policy. Julia Hobsbawm suggests it is unlikely that there will be or should be a full return to presenteeism-based office life, and that leadership and management culture must embrace this change or perpetuate a cycle of low productivity and epidemic workplace stress.

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