What comes next with regard to the new office will be a global experiment like we’ve never seen. The successes will come from organizations with leaders who are thoughtful and deliberate.
It took a good long while for many of us to get the hang of working remotely: the etiquette, the technology, the attire, the expectations. For some, the changes were welcome. We were able to work from anywhere, and the flexibility in our workday was a welcomed benefit. For others, the struggle was real: loneliness and isolation, insufficient office space (that wasn’t office space), blurred lines between home and work, and extra responsibilities of childcare and eldercare.