As coronavirus shakes up the future of work, how much is it fast-tracking what was already in motion?

Alexander Caiafas, a 25 year-old data analyst, is seen working through a window into his home in Ikoyi, as authorities around the world impose various guidelines on lockdowns and social distancing to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Lagos, Nigeria May 25, 2020. When asked, what will you miss most about being in lockdown? Alexander replied: ' Spending quality time with relatives and parents because you know, thatÕs often hard to do. Secondly, I would say I miss speaking over the phone to close friends like on FaceTime, HouseParty, Zoom, all those kinds of applications'.  Picture taken May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja - RC2LXG98YSTW

Are we trapped or liberated? Work as we knew it may have changed forever. Image: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Kyla Solveig Carlsen
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