News flash: This is not the “new normal.” It’s just normal.
Offices have been mostly remote for almost a year now. And while the vaccine gives us hope for a return to semi-normalcy, some things will be changed forever. Employees will no longer be required to be in offices—in fact, Salesforce just declared the 9-to-5 workday dead, and other large companies like Twitter and Slack have already given employees the option to work from home permanently. Even for companies that do eventually return to their offices, you’ll see WFH options on the table for a long time to come. Like it or not, the workplace has changed—and the companies that thrive will be the ones that stop fighting it and lean into it.