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1. Lessons from a Pandemic

Remote Work Works
Shawn Belling1  
(1)
Fitchburg, WI, USA
 

In 1918, World War I was coming to an end. A global pandemic that no one alive today remembers was also ravaging the world, accelerated by returning soldiers and resumption of commerce that had been impacted by the war years. Much like the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, the Spanish Flu pandemic took a heavy toll of lives and had a tremendous impact on societies around the world as people and institutions struggled to cope with the effects and long-term outcomes.

As with the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, the ...

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