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The Covid19 pandemic has changed our working environment drastically. Companies had to re-evaluate working processes, and prioritise the safety and well-being of their employees. Working from home has become a norm for some businesses.


As many South African workers continue to work from home, many feel increasingly tired, stressed and uncertain about the future which is leading to rise in mental health concerns. 


One of the major legacies of the pandemic is an expectation by workers that they will be allowed to work remotely more often, according to a new study Decoding Global Ways of Working by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network, including local partner organisation CareerJunction, which included almost 209,000 participants in 190 countries and 1,421 in South Africa. It’s the second in a series of publications that BCG and The Network are releasing about the pandemic’s impact on worker preferences and expectations.


Just over a year ago, the world of work closed down. For millions of employees around the world, remote work became a reality – for many, literally overnight.


The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated (and for some, cemented) the work from home (WFH) trend, which, before the pandemic, was limited only to a handful of forward-thinking companies.


A very timeous report by Ivan Israelstam on what employers should take into account when managing employees from home. How should productively be managed, and what should management be aware of in this new world of work?


Working from home has become a normal part of business life, a part that is unlikely to come to a crashing halt any time soon. Within this new normal are casual clothes, comfortable working conditions, as well as less time spent in cars and chatting around the water cooler. These changes are immensely valuable to both employer and employee – boosting morale, productivity and work/life balance.


How to leverage existing infrastructure and employee engagement to build a solid work from home foundation for the business.


As part of South Africa’s Disaster Management Act,  strict measures have been put in place to contain the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus and prevent local transmissions. 

Some of SA’s businesses are fortunate enough to allow employees to work remotely but, despite its popularity in multiple industries, adjusting to this arrangement may be challenging to those not accustomed to it.

Here are some ways in which employees can adjust to working from home.


The world will continue to change rapidly over the following months. Businesses are closing to prevent the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus and productivity may suffer. To prevent this, Linkedin announced the release of 16 FREE online courses designed to make remote workers productive. Gain access now!

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