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ALMOST six months ago, companies were forced to move corporate operations from offices to makeshift workplaces in living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms across South Africa — with surprising consequences.

Large corporates report a marked boost in productivity, along with other benefits, that will probably result in many adopting a “blended” model of allowing employees to work from both the office and home in future.

“For a professional or knowledge-based business environment like ours we’ve actually seen that people can be highly productive when working from home,” RMB CEO James Formby told Business Insider SA. “If anything, we’ve found that people are working harder and have found this way of working more intense.”

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