In China, there has been neither a wholesale shift to virtual work nor much discussion of new workplace models for the post-pandemic era. Photo: Bloomberg In China, there has been neither a wholesale shift to virtual work nor much discussion of new workplace models for the post-pandemic era. Photo: Bloomberg
In China, there has been neither a wholesale shift to virtual work nor much discussion of new workplace models for the post-pandemic era. Photo: Bloomberg
Nancy Qian
Opinion

Opinion

Nancy Qian

Working from home a low-cost solution to two of China’s biggest problems: low birth rate and high pollution

  • The Chinese government has been at pains to increase fertility and reduce pollution
  • Raising children in urban China is prohibitively expensive. Telecommuting is a low-cost strategy to address China’s demographic and environmental challenges

In China, there has been neither a wholesale shift to virtual work nor much discussion of new workplace models for the post-pandemic era. Photo: Bloomberg In China, there has been neither a wholesale shift to virtual work nor much discussion of new workplace models for the post-pandemic era. Photo: Bloomberg
In China, there has been neither a wholesale shift to virtual work nor much discussion of new workplace models for the post-pandemic era. Photo: Bloomberg
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Nancy Qian

Nancy Qian

Nancy Qian is professor of managerial economics and decision sciences at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and director of China Lab.