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Working from home during Coronavirus sees productivity boost

John Quiggin, Professor in Economics at The University of Queensland & author, joines Michael to discuss whether working from home during COVID has given us the biggest productivity increase of the century.

Professor Quiggin writes, ‘one of the most striking responses to the COVID-19 pandemic has been the sudden shift of around half the workforce to working at home.’

‘In many cases, this was combined with an equally sudden shift to home schooling.’

‘Contrary to what might have been expected, working from home was one part of the pandemic response that went remarkably smoothly. Most kinds of office work continued almost as if nothing had changed.’

Read Professor Quiggin’s full article here.

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