Telework

Ten Questions Communities Trying to Attract Remote Workers Should Ask

COMMENTARY | Local leaders across the country are contemplating how to lure newcomers to their areas to help spur economic growth. Answering questions around funding, stakeholder input and internet access can lead to a well-crafted strategy.

You’re Gonna Miss Zoom When It’s Gone

For people like me, who have social anxiety, videoconferencing can be easier than in-person interactions.

What Inspired Digital Nomads to Flee America’s Big Cities May Spur Legions of Remote Workers to Do the Same

COMMENTARY | The pandemic has spurred many workers to contemplate their futures – and whether they ever want to return to office life.

Moms do More Parenting When Working From Home

COMMENTARY | “It turns out that when the mother is working remotely and her partner isn’t, she ends up taking on a ton more responsibilities,” says one of the authors of a new study on the topic.

The Hidden Toll of Remote Work

Switching to Zoom forever might be convenient, but it’s a recipe for loneliness.

The 'New Normal': A Survey of Covid's Lasting Effects for Localities

A new survey is asking local government staff and officials how Covid has changed their work—and what might happen next.

Covid-19's Lasting Mark on Remote Work in State and Local Agencies

It's clear that some telework practices in many workplaces will outlast the pandemic. But which ones and to what extent?

A Burnout Crisis Hits Government

COMMENTARY | A soon-to-be released survey reveals some surprising findings about local and state public sector employees’ struggles and how helping them feel connected to each other can reduce burnout.

What Will Happen to Cities in 2021

COMMENTARY | Sifting through today’s clues to forecast the future.

It’s Time to Reform the Public Sector Workforce

COMMENTARY | The public sector workforce is in the midst of a major transformation brought on by the pandemic, creating a need for public sector employers to redesign the employee experience.

How Social Work is Changing in the Covid Era

COMMENTARY | The pandemic has forced the entire social work industry to rapidly evolve and adapt to a virtual environment.

The Lopsided Telework Revolution

COMMENTARY | The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated a transition to telework, protecting the jobs and the health of those whose work can be performed remotely. Creative policies in a post-pandemic world are needed to help more broadly distribute the benefits of increased remote work.

The Future of Work Post-Pandemic: We’re Not Going Back

COMMENTARY | Suddenly, the conversation about telework has shifted from “do we have the right technologies in place?” to “do we have the right people policies and training in place?”

865,000 Women Left the Workforce Last Month

Overall, 661,000 jobs were added in the U.S. labor force between August and September—but women still left it at alarming numbers.

The Federal Government Releases Tips For Secure Teleworking

The short guide from CISA offers quick tips and links to deeper resources for employees at every level.