Work with Purpose | Episode #53 | 6 December 2021

'Productivity and the home office' with Michael Brennan and Dr Sue Williamson

The COVID-driven surge to working from home has given us a taste of what different ways of working look like. Many are enjoying the flexibility, balance, autonomy and other benefits of not working within the constraints of the nine to five office environment. As we come out of the pandemic many workplaces, including in the public sector, are trying to figure how to effectively incorporate working from home into business as usual. How do we stay productive when working from home? How do we ensure parity of experience to colleagues the office?
In this episode we're joined by Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at the UNSW School of Business, Dr Sue Williamson, and Chair of the Productivity Commission, Michael Brennan. Takeaways from this episode include:

  • Policy implications of a home-based workforce.
  • Considerations including gender equality and team cohesion.
  • Workplace flexibility beyond the home office.
  • Happiness and wellbeing in a hybrid workforce.



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