This Working Life: We must work towards the creation of ‘smart offices’

The office of the future needs to be a hybrid space that can be accessed from anywhere, so that teams can meet securely, collaborate, and do their best work

11th July, 2021
This Working Life: We must work towards the creation of ‘smart offices’
A total of 53 per cent working in Ireland said they would like to work remotely several times a week, according to research from NUI Galway. Picture: Mikiko Kikuyama

The office to which many employees will return in the coming months will not be the one they left behind last year. From managing a dispersed workforce to enhancing virtual collaboration, the changes many of us thought temporary are reframing how both employers and employees view the workplace.

Without doubt, this long-term change is driven by workers themselves. Recent research from NUI Galway showed more than 95 per cent of working people in Ireland want...

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