The pandemic has shown workers and employers that another way to work is possible. The European Union should develop a framework to facilitate hybrid work.
Date: September 23, 2021
Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy
This piece is forthcoming in Il Sole 24 Ore and El Economista.
With all its tragic burden, the pandemic has also been a unique experiment that has challenged accepted norms.
Before the pandemic, 85% of European workers had never before teleworked. Many did not know their work could be done from home. Most would now like to retain at least a bit of that flexibility.
On the other hand, many employers thought that working from home would reduce productivity. However, even during lockdowns, that has not happened. Before the pandemic, 38% of