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COVID-19 has led to changes in work patterns, and both management and employees have been opening their eyes to the benefits. With millions of employees now working offsite, Gallup reported that the majority would prefer to continue working remotely once restrictions ease, as they appreciate both the flexibility and balance that remote work can bring to one’s life.

One survey found that 70% of offsite employees felt at least as productive, or even more so, than they did in the office. In large part this has occurred because bonds of trust were already formed among work teams, so videoconferencing and other technologies became effective replacements for physical proximity, allowing their work to continue successfully.

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