If You Thought Hybrid Working Was Hard, Wait Until 2022
It is a bleak fact of 21st century life that the main stage of a business conference is where bold disagreements go to die. I speak as a serial offender, having been far too polite and seemly myself at such events, which have grown worse thanks to the stilted distance of virtual conferences.
So it was mildly shocking the other day to watch an online business panel discussion riddled with unflinching dissent.
Tellingly, the debate centred on a divide over worker autonomy that I suspect will widen as the trend for more flexible working gathers pace.
It happened at an FT conference, during a session on whether hybrid working between home and the office can really work…