The truth behind the big hybrid working backlash

It’s six months since Never Going Back – how Covid-19 changed work for good was published.  Our book forecast that the world of work would be changed forever by the response to the pandemic.  What’s more we argued that the shift to home working would be a good thing for not just bosses and workersContinue reading The truth behind the big hybrid working backlash

Don’t go back

Yet another report has pointed out that working from home increases productivity. In a recent article ( the World Economic Forum has pointed to research in the USA showing that a hybrid workforce is likely to increase productivity by 4.6%. Fewer than 30 percent of the sample surveyed said they will return fully to pre-COVIDContinue reading “Don’t go back”

Will July 19 be Freedom Day for workers?

At this week’s Covid-19 press briefing the Prime Minister confirmed the Government will no longer ask employees to work from home “if possible”.   While he said the change would enable employers to “start planning a safe return to the workplace”, he stopped short of urging people to head back to the office.  Instead, bosses willContinue reading “Will July 19 be Freedom Day for workers?”

Case Study – West Midlands Combined Authority

Mayor: Andy Street Political: Conservative-controlled Location: Summer Lane, Birmingham Key Facts: 18 local authorities and three local enterprise partnerships covering Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Transport infrastructure will be critical to the West Midlands economic recovery post-Covid-19, according to Mayor Andy Street. “Despite the pandemic, good progress has been on our ambitious 20-yearContinue reading “Case Study – West Midlands Combined Authority”


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