Coursera to allow remote working till January 2022, offers $1,000 allowance for ‘office setup’

In a blog post, Rich Jacquet, Chief People Officer of Coursera said that giving all employees more time to work from home offers the flexibility they need to adjust to new routines brought on by the pandemic, like home-schooling and plan the next 16 months with a clear timeline.

Remote learning is costing parents a fortune

Anna Brewer’s 8-year-old son started third grade in Chico, California, a few weeks ago, but his public school isn’t holding any in-person classes. Since she and her husband don’t work from home and don’t have family nearby to babysit, their son is taking his remote classes from a daycare center at a local church where […]

Nicola Sturgeon urges Scottish people to ‘work from home’ – setting her on major collision course with Boris Johnson’s ‘back to the office’ message AGAIN

‘But I am also acutely aware that if we lose the battle to keep Covid under control then that’s not good for the economy because we end up going back and having to put parts of our economy back into lockdowns.’

Lord Alan Sugar slams ‘complacent’ Britons working from home who are ‘enjoying’ not being back in office as he urges workers to return to their desks ‘to get back to normality’

He said: ’The thing about getting back to work is this, when you’re in the workplace you don’t realise in the course of a day how many questions and answers that go on… You don’t realise the interaction that goes on. Think about the young people also.’

Windham, NH High School Goes Remote, Sports Suspended After Students Contract COVID-19

“It’s incredibly frustrating,” said Sam Hoyt, a rising senior at the high school. He doesn’t play fall sports, but is disappointed for his friends who do. “I have friends that have followed every rule, worn their masks, stayed six feet apart,” he explained. “And they are getting that opportunity [to play sports] taken away from […]

I’ve spent years working at home on my own. Now the whole family is toiling alongside me – and I love it

Over the months, I have slowly adjusted to life in a busy workplace. I can tell my son is on a work call, for example, because he is pacing counterclockwise round the kitchen table as he talks. I know it is a bad time to start making meringues. If I wait, the urge will pass.

Column: Remote work is here to stay. Here’s how to make it work

The kids? The kids are alright. But they’re young and unsuspecting of the rather dark side of the digital economy built by us. They will leave more of their footprints online. The cameras will be on more than ever before. The emails, instant messages, and even whispers in your drawing room will be read, heard, […]

Wallows Announce ‘Remote’ EP, Finally Attend Schaefer’s Party in New Video

While at first a unique and challenging process to write and record separately, Wallows quickly adjusted. “Because we were doing this remotely, this EP forced me to learn how to use my computer programs better and record stuff in a better way,” drummer Cole Preston tells Rolling Stone. “As far as the songwriting goes, it […]

The unexpected consequence of too much communication at work

In the transition to remote work, many companies adopted new communication platforms to keep teams connected, but now that we’re many months into the pandemic, we have to consider whether all of this hyperconnectivity is doing more harm than good. According to research, it can be counterproductive when it comes to engagement and productivity levels.

Coronavirus pandemic: Working virtually? Swap skyrises for ocean views, says Bermuda

Penny MacIntyre, a partner at Rego Sotheby’s International Realty, said the price range for accommodations run the gamut, from $1,200 to $200,000 a month. Typically, they are looking at places in the $4,000 to $12,000 a month price range, she said. Shepherd, who had once tried to get a U.S. visa, an endeavour she described […]