While working from home has been a dream come true for many professionals, it has also proven to not be a one-size-fits-all approach.
Cities in particular are having to reconsider what their infrastructure will look like as companies move forward with more remote arrangements. Now, changes in housing, employment and overall architecture will have to be addressed.
“The effects of the remote-work revolution are already being felt,” said Richard Florida and Adam Ozimek, writers for WSJ Saturday Essay. “Over time, the competition for talent could shift to places that offer the best combination of quality of life, affordability, and state-of-the-art ecosystems to support remote work.”
The growth of remote working has expanded employment options, so finding a balance between remote and in-person accommodations will be crucial. While geographic location is no longer an obstacle for remote workers, the lack of company-provided resources could be.
Companies that are looking towards hybrid work arrangements are reconfiguring their workspaces to serve more as a collaborative hub rather than an environment for all-things workers. Some have even adopted satellite offices in suburban areas for workers who still want a well-equipped workspace without the lengthy commutes.
This is already leading to a huge uptick in office takeup in suburban areas and secondary cities.