The Virtual Workplace: Downsides

With the pending introduction of vaccines the movement back to “normalcy” is an ambiguous adventure.

Once the genie has been let out of the bottle it will be difficult to return it in total. Already we read of, for example, any number of professional firms who have decided to reduce the size of their overhead by having the majority of their employees continue to work at home as expressed by the preferences of both management and the employees.

To those involved in knitting socks at home there is much to support the continuance of a virtual workplace.  However it is doubtful whether the virtual workplace is conducive to teaching new employees the substance of a firms’ services and products.

Most strikingly is the fact that one of the greatest, if not the greatest, hacking into US cybersecurity systems; occurred with the migration to virtual workplaces.



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