Ever since early-2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic started blooming into full effect, remote work has become prevalent around the world. The trend continued to skyrocket along with the virus, but when Covid started to die down (albeit slowly), remote work stuck around. This is because companies realized how effective it was. After all, if an employee can get their work done at home, is there a really good reason for them to be at the office?
As it Turns Out, Yes
While remote work has certainly become common, practical, and effective, it’s also raised a handful of other talking points. It’s allowed people to realize that they actually enjoy being at the office (imagine that!). It’s enabled some individuals to learn more about themselves—to learn that they might actually find peace in a rigid structure that requires them to commute to the office every morning as opposed to staying in pajamas all day. Not to mention the fact that companies have learned that seeing co-workers in person is a lot more wholesome and effective than communicating over Zoom.
Splitting the Difference
Not everyone feels exactly the same on this matter. Some have no problem getting things done at home, while others crave getting out of the house and going to the office. Nevertheless, it’s definitely not a clear consensus across the board, which means that remote work is definitely not going to be the “norm” moving forward.
Many companies have adopted the hybrid work structure, which gives people the convenience of occasional remote work, coupled with the benefits that commuting to the office offers as well.