While there are plenty of aspects of pre-pandemic life that society is eager to return to, like eating meals at restaurants and traveling on airplanes, returning to the office has been an outlier.
In fact, a survey showed that 80% of employees would like to continue working from home at least three days each week moving forward, which is a 27% jump from before the pandemic.
Although the past year or so has been tumultuous, anxiety-ridden and uncertain, the silver lining has been the diminishment of the remote working stigma.
Now, the concept of the workplace has become blurred, with geographic location no longer a determining factor of whether a person can work for a specific company or not.
However, this transition requires rewiring of how to accomplish certain tasks in the workplace. For instance, while in-person working has benefits, companies need to find optimal ways to nurture collaboration with a distributed workforce.
This is because the perks of working remotely, such as no commutes and better work-life balance, have a very notable positive impact on productivity. Without it, companies could risk losing the progress they have made in the past year with their new work arrangements.