Workplace changes may stay

“Along with many other changes to our lives, the coronavirus pandemic has perhaps answered longstanding questions about whether or not large-scale telecommuting would work. It does, because it’s had to.

Research from Statistics Canada, for instance, found that 40 per cent of Canadians have jobs that could be done at home, a number that’s likely rising as new technology most of us hadn’t heard of in January has become mainstream today.

Widespread lockdowns early on in the crisis were followed by a staged reopening of the economy, forcing many businesses to adjust to a work-from-home scenario. Many have embraced it, though perhaps not to the extent of Floradale-based Boxbrite, which has decided to make the practice a permanent fixture.”