For as long as there has been remote working, companies have sought ways to replicate the serendipitous conversations we have in a physical work space.
Smaller countries have been competing for tourists for years. New remote work visas suggest they are now competing for citizens.
A conservative estimate of the productivity gains from working from home suggests they're bigger than all of the reforms of the 1990s combined.
Most people who worked at home during lockdown want to continue doing so in some respect according to one recent survey.
We asked 1,400 managers to rate working from home. Some 8.4% said their teams were less productive, 57% said it was the same, and 34% said it was higher.
Fewer weekly commutes means many will be willing to commute further. The effects on urban growth of working from home pose serious challenges.
Enforced working from home during the pandemic levelled the playing field between remote and office-based workers.
Employers have long feared that working from home makes employees less productive. An analysis of 3 million workers in 16 cities during lockdowns suggests the opposite.
Don't think you're alone when working from home - the typical office desk has more than 10 million bacteria. Here's how to stop your WFH setup leaving you needing sick leave.
Not everyone has a job they can do from home. Mapping the patterns of occupations across Melbourne's suburbs against COVID-19 cases strongly suggests why some parts of the city are more vulnerable.
If more people work from home and shop online, many commercial buildings won't be needed any longer. What will be needed is affordable housing, and these buildings can be converted to meet this need.
We might have had a glimpse of new ways of urban living, but history offers a note of caution. Lasting change depends on us applying technology and taking deliberate action to seize this opportunity.
Working from home in the long run could be better for your health, or it could also be worse. It depends on how your employer supports you.
Movement is crucial even when you are sitting down.
We estimate 39% of all jobs in Australia can be done from home, with men more likely to have teleworkable jobs.
Even in the time of COVID-19, strong forces pull us back to the office.
Some companies are moving permanently to remote work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. But are they simply passing on costs to employees while invading their personal space?
Working at home has been far from costless, but many of the costs aren't counted in the GDP.
The change in our behaviour in response to COVID-19 has created an opportunity to build on this moment and transform our local neighbourhoods into vibrant mixed-use centres of activity.
Our research shows most organisations have adapted well to staff working from home. But there's a hole in workplace laws we need to address.