Changes in workplace structures as a result of COVID-19 are being referred to as “hybrid” workplaces, meaning that the workplace has different physical arrangements, different scheduling and communications, for example. Employers must understand the difficulties for employees adjusting to workplace changes.
working from home
On April 1, 2021, Statistics Canada released a report regarding working from home and worker productivity. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant increase in telework that has taken place since mid-March 2020, the report focused on questions involving the extent of productivity, barriers to productivity, and preferences concerning post-pandemic work.
There has been lots of buzz in the news about employees deciding that since they are working from home anyway, they may as well skip winter and do so from Mexico! Employers asked to authorize working by the beach wonder, is this cause for concern? Maybe and maybe not. There’s lots to consider.