|I have a sneaking suspicion all these work-from-home promises we've heard over the past year will suddenly vanish once the world opens back up. At first it was a bunch of technology companies that went fully remote for the foreseeable future. But even regular corporate-type jobs were on board with supporting remote work. I've heard lots of ideas about how future work will go: Maybe fully remote, maybe every other day, maybe alternating weeks. As a remote-capable worker, it's been refreshing to hear people realize how much work can be done without being in an office. And despite the drawbacks (of which there are quite a few), I was a fan of teleworking before we were forced to do it.
But I just have an inkling that once enough people have been vaccinated and the infection rates have gone down, there will be a sort of boiling-over anger from bosses and managers who've been holding back their opinions of the drawbacks of telework, and there will be a rapid push to re-normalize working at work. And the collective PTSD of the teleworkforce will be like gasoline on a fire. Once back at the office, working from home will feel like going back to quarantine times, which obviously no one wants. So I think within the next year or less, we'll be fully back to the way we were, for better or worse. #business