Dr Alicia Fortinberry reflects on the challenges facing workers and leaders alike in the post-pandemic working world.

Whether as leaders, team members, or workplace law litigators, remote working seems to be today’s biggest workplace challenge. It is not a new phenomenon however, as the drift towards remote working began long before covid-19 hit. Workers wanted increased flexibility, while employers wanted to save on real estate. A win/win it seemed; except a slew of studies began to show it was leading to increased stress, depression and anxiety. And covid-19 has made that much, much worse.

So far, the ones I can see gaining most from the issues around remote working are the litigators. “We see it as the biggest source of lawsuits coming up,” says one member of the executive committee at a major bank, who also happens to be a cl...

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