In 2020, a number of challenges arose as a result of state measures related to the coronavirus pandemic worldwide. Due to the physical absence of the employer and the employee, the home office poses a challenge of a new kind of trust for the workplace, for the employer. By 2021, we see this challenge as continuing.
Our aim is to examine the nature of this new kind of connection between employer and employee, using secondary research as well as primary research. We are experiencing a special learning period not only in a new kind of conflict management but also in managing change. Adaptation, following strict rules, flexibility and innovation together appear in the strange and special era in which we live. The aim of this research is to give an overview of how work, employment, working place, office, trust, employment conflicts changed in 2020. With continuity in 2021, people practice and learn a new kind of flexibility, new conflict areas and a new kind of trust through home office and distant work –the paper pays special attention to the Hungarian regulations regarding state of emergency, lockdown of the country and curfew.