21 December 2020 | From New Normal to New Work? Insights from Japan and Germany
Due to the corona pandemic, work organization has been subject to dramatic change, and teleworking from home offices had to be suddenly implemented to keep businesses running. Mobile working, software-based collaboration, web-based meetings and new means of performance control were installed at a large scale. Have we suddenly reached the long-discussed digital future ofwork? Or is this only a temporary phase, and work life will return to what it was before the pandemic?
In the Web-Forum in co-operation with Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien the speakers Franz Waldenberger, DIJ, Andrea Hammermann, German Economic Institute, Nobuko Nagase, Ochanomizu University, Chisako Takaya, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto and our Taylor Wessing expert Michael Johannes Pils do outline the major changes in the organization of work caused by the pandemic in Japan and Germany. They do also discuss to what extent national regulations have been obstructing, shaping or supporting respective adjustments and assess to what extent the newly introduced workstyles can be expected to last.
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