June 12, 2020

Could real estate finally be dusting itself off as deals pick up? Plus, the remote working paradox as survey reveals UK workforce is 15% more productive at home despite isolation

On this week's episode of EG's We're Still Here podcast, host Emily Wright is joined by news editor Pui-Guan Man for an update on the week's biggest stories. She then speaks to Tim Oldman, chief executive and founder of Leesman, which measures employee workplace experience, about a survey which has revealed the UK workforce's response to remote working so far.

Pui-Guan covers some of the week's top stories and delves into the emerging trend of deals finally picking up. Could this mean the industry is dusting itself off after a period of unprecedented uncertainty? Emily also highlights some key pieces of this week's wider content including a powerful comment piece from WiredScore's head of London markets Hamish Dupree on being a black person in real estate.

Also this week, Emma speaks to Tim about Leesman's working from home survey. Initial results off the back of responses from more than 35,000 people have revealed that while the UK workforce believes it is around 15% more productive at home than in a traditional workplace, many are facing issues with inadequate work stations and isolation at home.

Tune in for this and more on how post-pandemic offices will need to respond to changing employee needs and requirements post-lockdown. As Oldman points out, employees have been entrusted to work independently from their homes for a prolonged period of time and any immediate removal of this as lockdown eases would result in "a huge crisis of trust."

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