Switch ‘working from home’ to ‘working near home’

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We don’t have to make a binary choice between the old commute and working in isolation. There is a third way, says Matt Driscoll

The traditional boundaries defining the varied day-to-day activities of our lives have been blurring gradually for many years, catalysed by advancements in communications and mobile technology. The pandemic has expedited this change and the last 15 months have seen a gradual shift accelerate to light speed, drawing even the most resistant of employers into the event horizon. Never more so has the hackneyed cliché ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ been so relevant. For many of us the boundaries defining what mode we’re in; social, domestic, professional have been erased, for those fortunate enough to be working throughout the pandemic work-life balance has become work-life integration.

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