Remote working is here to stay – but that doesn’t mean the end of offices or city centres

Businesses around the world responded surprisingly quickly to the switch to remote working when COVID-19 struck. Image: Unsplash/Campaign Creators

Jane Parry

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Sociology, Solent University


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