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group of millennials working at computer As innately social creatures, humans need to connect with others to build and maintain mental well-being, which in turn fosters engagement and productivity. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The gig economy, workplace digitization and flexible working have greatly disrupted traditional ways of working. Gone are the days of a one-size-fits-all, office-based nine-to-five job; for many it’s now possible to work at any time, from any location. The improvements to work-life balance are clear, but there are also downsides to remote working to consider. By moving away from the centralized workplace, employees are missing out on the social connections that are intrinsic to office working.

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