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Working from home damaging Britain's creative potential and economic wellbeing

2020-10-26 18:46:46| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news

Bank of Englands chief economist says lockdown arrangements benefited some, but not all workersCoronavirus latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWorking from home is damaging Britains creative potential and could harm personal wellbeing and the economy if it is maintained long after the coronavirus pandemic has receded, the Bank of Englands chief economist has said.Andy Haldane said the mass shift to remote working during the Covid emergency had benefited many workers and their employers, helping to boost wellbeing and productivity. Continue reading...

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The great rebalancing: working from home fuels rise of the 'secondary city'

2020-10-26 08:00:16| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news

A fall in commuting due to the pandemic is already prompting workers to move out of the major metropolisesCoronavirus latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAmy Kaper has never met her colleagues. Though her employer is based in Washington DC, she works from her apartment in Arizona. Kapers chronic health issues made an office job difficult, and working remotely in IT in the healthcare industry gives her more autonomy, and more time. It was a huge adjustment but I feel really lucky, she says.This year, the proportion of Americans working from home like Kaper has skyrocketed from 8% in February to 35% in May. Most countries have experienced a similar jump during the pandemic, as remote working has gone from a fringe benefit to a necessity. Analysis suggests roughly 28% of jobs in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and the UK can be carried out remotely, and as many as 37% in the US. Continue reading...

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Jeffrey Katzenberg: why working from home was the death knell for Quibi | Rebecca Nicholson

2020-10-24 18:30:29| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news

The short-form streaming platform was aimed at commuters, just as commuting was disappearing from most of our livesThe short-form streaming platform Quibi, which offered quick shows designed for watching on phones, on the go, has crashed and burned just six months after its launch. Its founder, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and CEO, Meg Whitman, released an open letter to employees and investors and it had a huge amount of investment, to the tune of $1.75bn (1.34bn) explaining that the idea had not worked, offering a profound apology for disappointing you and, ultimately, for letting you down.Quibi it stood for quick bites had faced an uphill battle from its launch in March. It produced an awful lot of shows, each five to 10 minutes, with an awful lot of serious, big-name, A-list talent either behind or at the front of it, such as Jennifer Lopez, Idris Elba, Steven Spielberg, Will Smith and Chrissy Teigen. Continue reading...

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How first-time buyers are working together to get their deposits

2020-10-24 08:00:18| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news

StepLadder is a type of savings club that could speed up your plans to buy a home but there are risksIt can take years for many people to save up enough cash to get on the property ladder so what if there was a way to dramatically cut the time it takes to raise a deposit, perhaps down to as little as a couple of months?Such a scheme does exist in the UK. It is called StepLadder and it allows people to team up with other aspiring first-time buyers in a sort of savings club. Everyone regularly pays in the same amount and each month one member is picked at random and receives all of the cash in the pot, which could be the full amount they need for their deposit. Continue reading...

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Why Former VP Bidens Media Strategy is Working

2020-10-23 16:28:17| PR News Online

A traditional view of PR sees success as dominating news cycles with as much buzz as a brand or celebrity can generate. Former VP Joe Biden is not doing this. Instead, he's allowing his opponent, the president, to do most of the talking. Kglobal VP Jenny Wang explains why this tactic is working well for the Biden Harris campaign. The post Why Former VP Bidens Media Strategy is Working appeared first on PRNEWS.

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