The show must go on(line) — The future of work after Coronavirus

1. Mass unemployment feeds white-collar gig economy

Since the global financial crisis in 2008, we’ve seen an enormous boom in the gig economy. Driven in part by new technology and companies like Uber and Deliveroo, nearly five million people in the UK and 15 million in the US depend on gig-economy jobs as their primary source of income.

2. Remote working can enhance productivity, but also competition

When Coors Light branded themselves as the ‘official beer of working remotely,’ little did they know how big of a trend they tapped into.

3. Coworking returns with a 2nd wave of the WeWork pandemic

Remote working has myriad upsides: less time and money spent commuting, less CO2 emissions from business travel, less space and money needed for office rents. Working remotely, however, does not mean that all of us would want to work from home. Sitting on sofas, beds or at kitchen tables for months on end is already taking its toll on our posture.

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