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The end of the office as we know it? Not quite.

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Major companies, including Deloitte and KPMG, are allowing their employees to work from home or anywhere around the world.

Behavioural scientist and HR expert at Gartner Aaron McEwan told Deborah Knight the move is a welcome one, and is even being embraced by tech and fast food companies alike.

He argues flexible arrangements don’t necessarily damage teamwork, but allow for more “thoughtful and deliberate” coworker interactions.

“Our research has found … the connections between members of teams that started working virtually actually improved during lockdowns.

“We got to know people in a different way … they got a glimpse into our broader lives.”

However, the choice to come into the office or workplace is key.

“This gives employees a little bit more autonomy and power over how they interact with their colleagues.”

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Deborah Knight
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