Can working from home be happy, healthy, and productive? There’s an unprecedented opportunity presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, one which sits perhaps oddly alongside its economic and health devastation. And it’s this: the pandemic has become the world’s biggest-ever workplace experiment. Many organisations have suddenly shifted to remote working models, and this has significant implications for the future of work.
Dr Anne Burmeister, RSM’s Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management, analyses the opportunities and challenges created by remote working for the wellbeing and productivity of employees. She’s joined by business practitioners, invited to give their views based on their experiences over the past seven or eight months.
This is the third in RSM’s series of free Open Lectures to mark 50 years of RSM. Dr Burmeister’s focus is on whether remote work can provide the context in which employees can be happy, healthy, and productive.
Dr Anne Burmeister is joined by top professionals who add their perspectives from the business world: Johanna Meijer-Wolfbauer, global HR Director Foodservice at FrieslandCampina and Suzanne Verzijden, head of HR at Philips Personal Health & Benelux.