Companies signed collective agreements with rules and structure for the home office
The Valor Econômico article, “Companies signed collective agreements with rules and structure for the home office," quoted Russell Reynolds Associates Consultant Fernando Machado on the balance needed in a permanent work from home environment. A translated excerpt of the article is below.
Companies that adopted remote working during the pandemic and intend to make the practice permanent have made collective agreements with workers' unions to establish rules for the control of the day and the necessary structure - such as furniture and internet. Bradesco and TIM recently closed national agreements and the signature by the pharmaceutical sector in São Paulo of an amendment to the collective agreement on telecommuting is scheduled for today.
Fernando Machado, partner at consultancy Russell Reynolds Associates, responsible for companies in the financial services area, says that the worker is actually living at work. “We have children without a school and several obligations at home. It is an exceptional situation," he says. He adds that the practice works, but that the trend is to invest in a hybrid system, maintaining face-to-face activities. "The human being is a social being."
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