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Description: Canadian banks have been making it clear that it is now time for employees to head back to the office for at least three or four days a week. The hybrid or remote working arrangements that exploded in the pandemic may be coming to an end. But “not so fast,” say office workers. Linda Duxbury of Carleton University sees both the original 2020 transition to remote work and the current push to return to a formal office setting as a bit of a disaster. Duxbury points out the importance of looking at the job, and not the individual currently carrying it out, in determining the future working arrangements.

Date:  September 4, 2023



Discussion points:

1) As a student you may have a unique perspective on the return to the office, having perhaps carried out both remote learning and remote work. What do you think are the key factors for employers and employees to consider in this time of transition?

2) When you think about your career post-graduation, how important will remote work be to you in selecting an employer?

3) Chapter one of Wiley’s Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making includes a brief discussion of the career paths of a few well-known Canadian accountants, such as hockey agent Joe Resnick and Sabrina Geremia of Google. As a future accountant, have you mapped out your career path? What do you see yourself doing ten years from now?

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