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Workplaces will not be the same again when employees return from coronavirus lockdowns

Workplaces will not be the same again when employees return from coronavirus lockdowns

As authorities around the world begin to cautiously ease lockdowns that were put in place to stem the spread of the coronavirus, expect the office to look like a very different place

  • mayo 11, 2020
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Workplaces will not be the same again when employees return from coronavirus lockdowns

“It’s going to be very difficult to take the office out of people’s lives,” Gopal Sarma, a partner with Bain & Company, told CNBC. 

The mass migration toward working from home may not become the new norm, Sarma said, but there will be a definitive shift toward working from lower cost locations going forward.

“Geography is history,” Sarma said, as businesses recognize that people can now work out of a lower cost location instead of paying a premium for an office space in the central business district.

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