How to manage: Decentralisation has finally arrived via working from home

A necessity has become a movement as more firms realise they can retain top people by giving them the chance to live and work wherever they feel at home

The pandemic has inadvertently accelerated the process of decentralisation in a work context. Picture: Getty

We all remember decentralisation, a bold plan announced by the government in the early 2000s that was supposed to bring economic development, jobs and money to Ireland’s neglected regions.

Ultimately, it was never delivered properly and was shelved, but in a matter of days last year, the pandemic created a new and unprecedented shift towards decentralisation, making remote working a new norm for many Irish employees for the past 12 months.

Some businesses, however, are ...