The New Reality of Teleworking: People, Firms, Places

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Working from home is the new normal for many workers around the world in response of the #Covid19 pandemic. Will it last? What will this imply for workers, employers and society? The OECD Trento Centre in collaboration with the Regional Studies Association (RSA) explored these questions and more in their recent webinar, The New Reality of Teleworking: People, Firms, Places.

The webinar represented the 9th meeting of the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and was part of the RSA’s Regions Cities Industry Webinar Series


The OECD Spatial Productivity Lab (SPL)

The OECD Spatial Productivity Lab (SPL) is a dedicated research laboratory that works with local and global partners to advance knowledge about the ways regional policy and a better understanding of spatial links can improve productivity growth and thereby the creation of better jobs and well-being.

The OECD Spatial Productivity Lab is a part of the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development, which is an integral part of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. The mission of the Trento Centre is to build capacities for local development in OECD member and non-member countries, working directly with policy makers at all levels of government.

The Regional Studies Association

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) is a learned society and membership organisation bringing together academics and policymakers working in regional research, development and policy. The RSA publishes academic journals, book series, an online magazine and blog, funds research and awards excellence in the field, delivers knowledge exchange and provides networking opportunities and trainings for its global community.

The Regional Studies Association’s monthly Regions Cities Industry Webinar Series presents experts in the field of regional studies, science and policy and includes time for discussion and questions.

Focus of this meeting

The new reality of teleworking: People, firms, places

The webinar brought together experts from academia, policy and policy research to share insights and discuss the impact of COVID-19 on teleworking/ homeworking and how the increase in working from home has affected mobility, productivity, wellbeing and local public policy.


The event was open to civil society and all people interested in the topic upon free registration. is the largest database of professional development and corporate training courses in Ireland. We list thousands of training courses from trainers and training providers nationwide

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