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Freedom Day Should Not Mean A Return To The Status Quo

“Freedom Day” should not necessarily mean a mass return to workplaces, but rather the start of a longer-term shift in working patterns wherein employers can allow staff more flexibility to work when, where and how they can to achieve the same productivity as being in an office.

Among the most interesting trends to emerge from the past year’s shift to remote working has been improvements to many aspects of employee wellbeing. In fact, our Global Working from Home survey revealed that staff working from home enjoy longer in bed due to not needing to commute, spend extra time at home with family and even find more time for physical activity.

We predict that we are now on the cusp of a significant – and long-overdue – shift towards employers placing a far greater emphasis on worker wellbeing moving forwards. Particularly in a remote working world, employees will have more choice than ever as to who they work for, so employers looking to attract and retain top industry talent must offer staff flexibility in how, when and where they work, as well as how they are rewarded and incentivised for doing so.

About the author

Jason Brennan is an Author & Director of Leadership and Wellness at Wrkit