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Returning to the office post covid

A one-size-fits-all approach to returning workers to offices runs the risk of exacerbating workplace inequalities. Stephen Frost argues that a more inclusive model would avoid this

The normality of remote working and physical distancing induced by COVID-19 is changing our interactions with others. Months after it began, the pandemic has highlighted pre-existing inequalities, ranging from unequal childcare responsibilities to racism.

Returning workers to offices or adopting hybrid in-person and remote solutions will both reduce and exacerbate inequalities. However, with careful thought, we can seize on the opportunity that this situation presents.