Lessons from Lockdown: No going back

What we have learned from working at home during the Covid-19 pandemic

Parry, J., Young, Z., Bevan, S., Veliziotis, M., Baruch, Y.,Beigi, M., Bajorek, Z., Richards,S. and Tochia,C. (2022)  |   | Institute for Employment Studies/Work After Lockdown | Mar 2022

cover image

Work After Lockdown is delivered by a partnership of academic and applied researchers from the university, commercial, and social sectors specialising in human resource management, and organisational behaviour.  It led by the Department of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Southampton Business School (University of Southampton), in collaboration with the Institute for Employment Studies and work design and organisational culture specialists, Half the Sky.

The Work After Lockdown project has completed three waves of research, relating to distinct phases of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions introduced in the UK and, which enforced working from home for formerly office-based employees. This report presents insights from the waves of data collection and summarises the learnings and implications for employers and policy makers.

The themes explored in this report relate to leading organisational change; employee health and well-being; managing performance and productivity in remote teams; learning and development; promoting inclusion through new working practices; and preferences for flexible and hybrid working.