A great rethink amid return to office

The post-pandemic world offers a chance to design a more harmonious work life and humane world.

The Covid-19 pandemic led workers to an existential introspection about why they work and the best way to do so. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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Like many employees adjusting to a "work from office" routine after the recent update to Covid-19-related rules, I was relieved to leave my workplace at the end of a day that seemed unusually long.

By the time I reached home after my 45-minute commute, I felt exhausted. And it was only Tuesday. How had I worked this way for over two decades in three countries, I wondered.

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