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

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 ...