The Top Five Things 2020 Taught Us About Remote Work
Use the lessons of the past year to get smarter
Back in March 2020, when more than 40 percent of Americans began commuting to their kitchen tables and makeshift home office nooks, few believed they'd still be there now, nearly a year later. And yet, here we are.
The big question looming in many employees' and leaders' minds alike is, what does it all mean for the future of work? Some argue that the great work-from-home experiment of 2020 will lead to the end of offices forever. Others say the last year, in fact, proved we need offices for the collaboration, the creativity, and simply the excuse to get out of the house they provide.
Setting aside the task of predicting the future, we can be certain of one thing: We all got a lot clearer on the reality of remote work. How well you're able to run a company, manage employees, and accomplish your own work goals, of course, depends heavily on your particular circumstances. And while perhaps you can't change your circumstances, you can better set yourself up for success, whether it's simply for the remaining months of uncertainty or for a future in which flexible working arrangements are the norm.
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