Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Teleworking is not going anywhere - here's why

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Teleworking is here to stay. Image: Annie Spratt/Unsplash

Pawel Adrjan
Head of EMEA Research, Indeed
Gabriele Ciminelli
Economist, OECD Economics Department
Chiara Criscuolo
Head of the Productivity and Business Dynamics Division in the Science Technology and Innovation Directorate, OECD
Peter Gal
Senior Economist and Project Manager of the Global Forum on Productivity, OECD
Alexandre Judes
Economist, Indeed Hiring Lab
Giuseppe Nicoletti
Head of Structural Policy Analysis, OECD Economics Department
Michael Koelle
Economist, OECD Economics Department
Timo Leidecker
Economist, OECD Economics Department
Francesco Losma
Consultant, OECD Global Forum on Productivity
Cyrille Schwellnus
Deputy Head of Division and Head of the Labour Market Workstream, OECD Economics Department
Tara M. Sinclair
Professor of economics, George Washington University
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Share of job postings advertising telework and government restrictions index.
Based on the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker across countries Image: VoxEU

Effect of tightening and easing of pandemic restrictions on advertised telework at different time horizons.
Effects are estimated and reported separately for a tightening and easing of restrictions, in a unified model. Image: VoxEU

Advantages and disadvantages for managers and workers.
Advantages for firm performance (managers) and individual well-being (workers) Image: VoxEU
Advantages and disadvantages for managers and workers.
Disadvantages for firm performance (managers) and individual well-being (workers). Image: VoxEU

Planned and desired measures to be implemented in the future to maximize the benefits of telework
Data are from the OECD Global Forum on Productivity Survey among managers and workers. Image: VoxEU
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