A Business Response Survey found that “telework accounted for about 50 percent of paid work hours between April and December 2020, compared with 5 percent before the pandemic.”
Employers and managers might have been concerned that remote work would have a negative impact if employees were unsupervised since there are a lot of distractions at home
After working from home for months, some people can have a work-life balance due to their flexible schedule. Without the commute to and from work, life did seem easier.
For some employees, there were fewer distractions now that staff didn’t have to go to a meeting physically and fewer interruptions from other chatty employees.
With most employees at home, there was no need to rent a big office or waste money on gas since the gas price was always fluctuating.
If employees’ work-from-home arrangement has changed their life for the better, those employees are going to remain loyal to their employer.
If everything is going so well, will there be a return to the office? In some cases, yes. For example, there may be pressure from small businesses for employees to return to the office so that they support the local economy.