At the beginning of April 2020, with many of the world’s offices deserted, I began a weekly thought leadership series for WSP about how Covid-19 would transform the knowledge workplace. It ran to eight features – almost 17,000 words – on everything from the cultural impact of physical distancing to virus-proofing the office environment, to whether companies will still bother having their own premises and what would make people want to go there when they are all set up to work from home. The articles appeared on WSP’s Insights page, as well as The Possible microsite, and they were widely shared on social media and republished elsewhere.
As a long-term homeworker, one of the most striking transformations so far is the overnight switch to video calls. To compile the series, I interviewed 50+ experts, getting a glimpse of a dizzying variety of living rooms, spare rooms, home offices and gardens across Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Click the images below to read each article. Graphics by Sam Jenkins at Supermassive Creative.