As long as social distancing isn’t practised for many years, then those behavioural changes triggered specifically by the coronavirus crisis will probably prove temporary. But those changes that were already underway and which have been supercharged by the crisis will probably be permanent. It just so happens that the temporary changes are the ones that are more likely to sap productivity, while the permanent ones are more likely to enhance it.
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