Remote work and Urban Development in Ireland

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An exclusive topic receiving increased attention due to recent pandemic restrictions is the merits of city living. Work being done at home has been very successful due to the advances of new age technologies, and virtual meetings have been a prominent feature of everyday life in the workplace. For many workers, this approach will continue on a part-time and full-time basis. It has actually become apparent that it is very difficult to adequately replace the advantages of working together in a collaborative environment where ideas are shared and there are opportunities for group think. Working in a team with coworkers also leads to camaraderie among colleagues, meaningful interactions, enhanced teamwork, and an evolution of thought advancing positive results.

It has shown to be mutually beneficial for both the organization and for its team members to work in person. Humans are obviously social beings and the personal interactions they share can occur in an office setting, which leads to the development of strong organizational cultures. Working with people can also lead to enhanced personal development for an individual. As time continues to roll on, many people have uniquely found the logistics of working from home can be difficult. The difficulties arise from workers feeling isolated as a result of the lack of direct interaction with other colleagues and the outside world.

There has been a need to address issues of urban growth as well. Studies have convincingly shown that well-planned, managed, and financed cities are very important. They create economic, social, environmental and other non quantifiable value that can vastly improve many people’s quality of life. Urban areas have always been the main drivers of economic growth worldwide, which does not include just Irish cities. Ireland is very similar to other countries around the globe when it comes to economic details.

Demographic trends in Ireland have shown that the population is moving towards cities, especially Dublin. Dublin is the main economic engine of the Irish economy, and is currently one of the least densely populated countries in Europe. Irish urban areas are the main places of residence for most people, and the densification of the urban regions will continue. This is facilitated by enhanced public transport and social infrastructure. Covid-19 will continue to advance attention on the location and design of residential buildings. With these new policies, the development industry has begun to adapt. Urban and suburban locations with good transport options and proximity to amenities like parks are being preferred. Apartments and houses with good internal and external leisure are also being sought after as an optimal workplace option.

Written by John Spurrier, Mortgage Analyst for Online Application