Thursday August 13, 2020

Is the traditional workplace a thing of the past?

Rumours of the demise of the office are exaggerated, but a new poll suggests many firms are planning to downsize or reassess their workspaces in light of the latest guidelines

11th July, 2020
Maura Quinn, chief executive, Institute of Directors in Ireland Picture: Jason Clarke

Irish businesses have had to adapt quickly to the impact of Covid-19. With many of their employees successfully working remotely and strict government protocols in place on health and safety in the office, the traditional bricks-and-mortar workspace as we know it has lost something of its value.

Nevertheless, a new snap-poll survey by the Institute of Directors in Ireland has found that nearly one in eight business leaders, or 12 per cent, believe all staff...

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