If you are offered the opportunity to keep working from home on a long-term basis, should you take it?
Only 11% of employers in a recent Conference Board survey report that they expect to require all their workers to return to the office over the long term—although 27% of respondents said their plans were unknown—and about a third say that 40% or more of their workforce will be primarily remote.
Other estimates suggest that after the pandemic, 25% of work time will be from home, versus 5% before the pandemic.
Many companies will no doubt offer employees a choice—one that employees could find difficult. However, research on office dynamics among partially remote workforces can offer some guidance as to the questions employees should be asking before making their decision.
The answers to these questions will go a long way in helping workers make the right choice for them.