What: The Canadian government is running a pilot project to experiment with using 10 coworking sites across the country as a functional space for full-time government-employed telecommuters to access meeting rooms, high-quality video conferencing and other technology. They would also serve as a temporary touchpoint for travelling employees and those stuck near home due to inclement weather.
So what: Finland and the USA are working with similar projects, and have found this to increase their labour-market competitiveness. Major governments around the world are understanding that a move to using decentralised coworking hubs can attract more employees. It also allows reformulation of the physical workplace as a functional space, where employees can go if they require technology or space that they do not have at home, or that they can use if they are stranded due to emergencies or difficult weather.
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