Why It’s Too Soon To Scrap The Office
The fraction of the UK workforce currently working from home stands at around a third — far above pre-pandemic level of just five per cent.
Productivity seems to have remained largely stable since the great shift to remote work. And it has proved popular with many workers, who have seen immediate benefits such as greater autonomy and avoiding the dreaded commute — and the expenses associated with it.
Sensing a workplace revolution, companies are increasingly signalling that remote working could be the norm even after the pandemic. Some have already decided to get rid of their offices entirely.
But in our rush to embrace this newfound freedom, are we overlooking important negative impacts of homeworking full-time?