As the fog clears

It was the worst of times, it was the best of times, it was an age of wisdom, it was an age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity” – A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens (1859)

The effects of ‘you know what’ have been spectacular so far, and the full effects are yet to be realised. Society and the economy are so intertwined that neither appears able to exist without the other. As restrictions ease and the ‘new normal’ is determined for society and workplaces, appropriate and clear communication, recognising what people have gone through, and not denying the human condition are imperatives. As we sail into unknown waters, workplace relations expert, Charles Watson, provides some insights into the social impact of COVID-19 on the workplace and poses questions that employers need to consider.

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Coworking spaces…Can’t we all just get along?

Article by Charles Watson – Workplace relations and compliance specialist

The international rise of coworking spaces over the last decade has been awesome, particularly if you are a start-up, freelancer or a small operator that needs a less formal office arrangement. Are the days of tech-titans coming out of a parents garage all but gone? Can we have mutually beneficial symbiotic relationships by working in the same space? Maybe, but just like going to the swimming pool, things only work well if we understand the entry requirements and follow some rules.

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