* Working from home makes available another freedom whose significance not many people realise — the freedom from the tyranny of clothing
I always looked forward to a time when more people would be given the choice of not having to travel to a workplace for a fixed number of hours every weekday.
Many have dreamt of such a world, but questioned its practical feasibility. This year, Covid-19 forced it into reality. In Singapore, where I live, students and their teachers had to adjust to home-based learning in a hurry. Their parents, who now were asked to work from home, suddenly experienced the freedom from rather dreary rigid routines.
This is not to say that working from home is always liberating and productive for everyone. Without structure and routine, one can lose control, become overwhelmed, and not know where to even start. Without the proximity of colleagues, one can feel