Distance working under Covid-19: trends and prospects (დისტანციური მუშაობა კოვიდ-19 პანდემიის პირობებში: ტენდენციები და პერსპექტივები)

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Thus, the full impact of Covid-19 on labour markets remains to be determined. However, it is very likely that rates of telework will remain significantly higher than they were prior to the onset of the pandemic (see e.g., Eurofound, 2020). Early-stage research and surveys have found that a high percentage of workers would like to telework more frequently—even after social distancing restrictions have been lifted. Additionally, some workers have now realized that their jobs can be performed outside of traditional office spaces, and they are now also more comfortable using the necessary technology. Finally, many business leaders who previously were resistant to their teams working from home have now experienced that it can be done successfully, and thus are supportive of workers teleworking more frequently. However, this requires ensuring that the necessary digital infrastructure is in place—which is a costly, but absolutely necessary It will be necessary to develop policies to promote decent and productive telework as a much larger portion of the workforce is likely to use this work arrangement than prior to the pandemic. During the next, highly uncertain period.
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კოვიდ-19, დისტანციური მუშაობა. ციფრული ტექნოლოგიები
International Scientific Conference Dedicated to the Establishment of the University and the 100th Anniversary of the Faculty of Economics and Business “Covid 19 Pandemic and Economics”, Tbilisi, 2022, pp. 489-494