By Julia Langkraehr, a member of EO London and founder of Bold Clarity.
Employers and employees who have been working remotely for more than a year now are asking themselves the same question as widespread vaccination rolls out: How will things change when we can safely work in the same space once again?
The answer remains uncertain. Although one PwC survey published in January 2021 reported that 83% of employers said the remote shift was successful, 63% still think most employees should be in the office at least three days a week. Employees and employers both seem to have mixed opinions on the matter.
I personally have learned a lot in the past year of working from home, especially when it comes to how my work and life fit together. My company had a smooth transition to remote work, but I found that it blurred the lines between my work life and home life. Entrepreneurs like me often struggled to maintain a healthy work-life balance even before the pandemic, but I saw this become even more true as my working hours grew longer at home. And yet, many other business leaders and employees have found remote work frees up more of their time.