The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many of us have now been working at home for most of the last year. The results of this global experiment have sometimes been positive, or at least not as negative as feared. Engagement and productivity have not nosedived, and many workers seem to prefer the new arrangements. There are, however, potential drawbacks. Not interacting with colleagues in person on a regular basis may, for example, decrease the sort of creativity that is facilitated by physical proximity, provide fewer learning opportunities for junior workers, and threaten performance on activities that require rapid decisions on the basis of complex information.
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