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Work from home here to stay

 

January 14, 2021



With COVID-19 vaccines being widely dispensed, will an end to this pandemic halt “work from home?” Will workers return to downtown offices at pre-pandemic levels?

However, it is not an either/or question, said Stanford Professor Nicholas Bloom, who is co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s productivity, innovation and entrepreneurship program.

“Working from home will be very much a part of our post-COVID economy,” he added, “so, the sooner policymakers and business (employers) think of the implications of a home-based workforce, the better our firms and commu...



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