For many knowledge workers, particularly those in the technology industry, remote working has long played a role in how they work. Connecting with remote colleagues through digital conferencing tools and exercising virtual meeting etiquette has already been ingrained in how they function.
Over the past couple of years, the idea of working from home or outside of the office had started to become normalized. However, in the long-term, we can expect to see this shift become the ideal arrangement for millions of employees.
In the future, more people will likely be working from home, but a hybrid of both in-person and remote working may become the norm. For those who are at high-risk, remote working will of course be the ideal arrangement.
Beyond high-risk workers, many other employees are satisfied with working from home. Those with plenty of room at home to create their own comfortable office and use lunchtime for personal hobbies will flock to this way of working while maintaining productivity.
Still, it is expected that the majority of the workforce will seek a balance between the two work arrangements in order to reap the benefits and alleviate the cons of both.