Man with back pain While working remotely can better protect workers from the threat of contracting the COVID-19 virus, it ultimately exposes them to new workplace safety risks.

Businesses across the country learned a lot from this year’s sudden dive into the Great Work-From-Home Experiment. They’ve had to embrace and master a range of new technologies and digital tools, as well as adapt their company cultures and communication strategies.

For some companies, the transition has been more successful: Twitter has announced that its employees will never have to return to the office if they so choose. Other companies, like Google and GM, continue to monitor the current pandemic situation and extend WFH policies accordingly.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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