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Out of office: what the homeworking revolution means for our cities

February 27, 2021 at 04:00PM

Employees’ reluctance to return to full-time commuting after a year of Covid means change is afoot for companies

Susanna* has spent most of lockdown in back-to-back Zoom meetings. It is a major change for the senior banker, who used to commute to London from her home in rural Lincolnshire and regularly travelled across the country to meet business customers face to face.

The 55-year-old does not miss the 5.30am alarms or spending three nights a week away from her husband and son. And she appreciates the way the bank’s management has banned calls between noon and 1pm – now dubbed “golden hour” – and cuts video meetings off after 50 minutes to give staff a brief buffer. But working from home has felt relentless, and after nearly a year she is longing to return to some sort of normality.

I have been really impressed with how productive we can be without being together in a building

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