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The rigid corporate lifestyle that compelled workers to long office hours, often at the expense of family and personal wellbeing, is undergoing a pandemic-inspired revolution.
Many workers are enjoying the flexibility to structure their days as they see fit, from replacing morning commutes with yoga to catching a few rays of sunshine on mid-afternoon walks. And despite the Covid-19 imposed adjustment, workers have remained as productive as ever.
“Working from home can be quite liberating, but it can also end up being a bit of a prison,” Sara Charlesworth
Australians have embraced remote working, and so have big businesses, but work-life balance for some is ‘a prison’ for others. “Many have found working from home makes it easier for them to complete tasks that require a great deal of attention or peace and quiet,” Pike says. Working from home also means more time with loved ones. Confinement-induced relationship tensions aside, 66% of Australian respondents to a Salesforce survey say remote working has brought them closer to their families.
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