Monday November 30, 2020

Office or home? A dilemma for bosses and for employees too

The government could save millions by having public servants work from home, but some executives in the private sector fear the loss of workplace connection and collaboration

Killian Woods

Business reporter

22nd November, 2020
Ray Bowe, chief executive officer at Xcentuate Management Solutions. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Last week, a deadline crept up on Ray Bowe, the chief executive of Xcentuate. It needed his attention. He had to make a decision on whether he would renew the lease on his office.

The operational management company‘s space on Baggot Street in Dublin city centre has been lying idle for the past eight months. It’s an expensive asset to leave empty for any period of time. Right after staff wages, rent is the company’s...

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