More Productive from Home: Governments Learn to Love Remote Work

Many local government employees have shifted to remote work as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite previous resistance to remote work, employers are finding that workers are more efficient at home and even working longer hours. Managers needed to develop new measures of productivity for remote work. While there may not be a widespread or permanent shift to remote work, some of the adaptations might persist and the success of the quick response will make it easier for governments to alter their operations for social distancing moving forward.

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