Cover: 'The New Normal'

The new world of work is full of contrasts. On the one hand, we travel much less and move around in a smaller space than before. On the other hand, video-conferencing tools offer a fast and cheap solution for staying in touch with others: distance is no longer an issue.

This paper illustrates key aspects of the world of work in large German manufacturing companies that may be undergoing long-term changes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.