The coronavirus pandemic forced work back into the home on a massive scale. The long-held belief that work and home are separate spheres of economic life was turned on its head overnight.

Many employees were new to this way of working and many employers had to manage a disparate workforce for the first time. This book reviews what impact this shift had on the lives of millions of employees, the organisations which employ them and the societies in which they live. It also looks to a future in which more work is carried out remotely – at home, in the local café, restaurant or bar, or while moving from place to place. The book syntheses the existing evidence in an accessible and easy-to-read way.

It will appeal to all those who want a quick and concise introduction to the major themes associated with remote and hybrid working. This will include teachers, lecturers, students, academics and policy-makers as well as those who have experienced the challenges and benefits of homeworking first-hand.

chapter 1|14 pages

Setting the Scene

chapter 2|20 pages

Defining Remote Working

chapter 3|20 pages

Trends in Remote Working

chapter 4|20 pages

Remote Working and the Employer

chapter 5|24 pages

Remote Working and the Employee

chapter 6|17 pages

The Future of Remote Working