Under the COVID-19 pandemic, governments everywhere concerned with the dire economic effects of lockdowns have discovered the wonderful virtues of working from home, or more generally, from home. Work from home cases for policemen and even doctors from UK.
The COVID-19 pandemic – where “19” stands for the year the virus was identified and the abbreviation “COVID” was put down to reduce its Chinese origins, whatever they really were – Became a public fact around March 2020. When the first lockdown decrees and related restrictions start raining.
It is already difficult to remember clearly the panic and confusion of those months, when – among other things – the WHO initially emphasized the uselessness of masks, convinced that the virus was transmitted through contact only, not the air. can be broadcast. So we had to put on plastic gloves and sterilize everything that came into the house with denatured alcohol and amuchina, which cost the same amount as a good Scotch whisky.
Governments – concerned about the dire economic effects of enacted forms of segregation – have discovered the wonderful properties of work from home, or more generally, work from home, everywhere. The practice, supported by countless news articles about hypothesized increases in personal productivity, ecological benefits from abandonment, and improved work-life balance, has spread across the West in an instant.
It looked like a Columbus egg. It is now a common belief that the worst of the pandemic is largely over. The growing problem is that the same cannot always be said of WFH, especially in situations where employee productivity is not under explicit scrutiny.
Public administration in many countries often appears to be an extreme affair. In fact, Western newspapers reported instances of unforgivable bureaucratic delays associated with processes that were already slow when officers and staff were still in office. Meanwhile, there are cases in which work from home increases rather than decreases. It recently emerged in England that, in some police departments – in Hampshire, Norfolk and Suffolk – officers have acquired the right to work from home … according to British newspapers, a recent report by Durham Constabulary In the House it is said that it would have so much improved the “general well-being” of its agents that it would have been made permanent.
Something similar happens in the country’s healthcare service, the NHS-National Health Service, whose medical experts now claim to work from home, thus avoiding annoying contact with patients. While the trend is particularly marked among British civil servants, it is not – of course – just a British phenomenon.
However, even in Italy, people complain about certificates, licenses, various renewals and permits that have now become practically impossible to obtain. How it all fits – if it has to – is by no means clear. In the private sector, companies that fail to deal with this phenomenon will go bankrupt, thus fueling the nuisance. It is difficult for public administration to do so. On the other hand, proving and repeating one’s costly uselessness is rarely a winning strategy in the long run.
accompanying editorial cartoon Comment Today is from Matt Pritchett, cartoonist The head of Wire English.
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