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How to counter productivity paranoia in a hybrid world

Remote-working staff are being dragged back to the office by employers who have vague concerns not backed up by data, writes Paul Hearns

Almost a third of Irish enterprises have lost key staff recently because management asked them to return to the office on a more regular basis. Picture: Getty/iStockphoto

The world of work has, arguably, changed more in the last three years than at any other time for decades.

Even before Covid hit, rapid digitalisation was driving the developing knowledge economy to the crest of a digital transformation: not only had new ways of working emerged, so had entirely new disciplines.

In the midst of the pandemic, and then its wake, people began to reassess everything. As roles never allowed out of the office ...