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Some workers prefer a hybrid approach, whereby they can alternate between working at home and in the office. Getty Images

Will the pandemic really shape the future workplace?

If the best people management practices of the formal economy were to be deployed in the informal economy, new avenues of stimulating economic and life empowerment may be opened.
Most U.S. pandemic policies are not helping those most vulnerable to dying from both COVID-19 and pandemic-driven unemployment, including Blacks, the less educated and the poor. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

Forget the debate over public health versus jobs – the same people suffer the most either way

Most pandemic policies have benefited those already best off in US society and ignored people for whom neither mass shutdowns nor reopening offer relief.
COVID-19 lockdown measures have been much harder on those with pre-existing anxiety issues or in lower-income demographics. (Unsplash)

COVID-19 has been much harder on those who already had anxiety and financial issues

Canadians who had poor finances and health were more likely to report financial stress across the first several months of the pandemic.
Hilton Metrotown hotel employees hold signs and posters during a news conference outside the hotel in Burnaby, B.C., in February 2021. The employees’ union urged prospective guests not to stay at the hotel as a job action after dozens of workers were laid off. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Laid-off workers feel they’ve lost a sense of control due to COVID-19

Those who have been laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic have experienced a loss of control. Here's how some of them dealt with it.
More than 22 million Americans lost their jobs at the start of the pandemic. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

Raising the minimum wage is a health issue, too

It's not just about the money. Raising the minimum wage would lead to happier and healthier lives for millions of Americans.

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