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Talent Canada: Will long-term remote work reduce productivity, innovation?

Questions persist as COVID-19 restrictions near one year

January 7, 2021  by Talent Canada

Positive relationships with co-workers and supervisors set the stage for collaboration and innovation, says one workplace expert. (weedezign/Adobe Stock)


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on in Canada and across the world, many workers are preparing to turn the calendar page to 2021 from their home offices.

The sudden work-from-home experiment that began in March has completely overhauled the way work is being conducted across the nation.

And since flexible ways of work may be here to stay, senior workplace leaders are now turning their focus to maintaining innovation, culture and productivity, according to a recent Microsoft survey of 9,000 managers and workers in Europe.

Read more on Talent Canada, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.

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