Bloomberg about people forced to go to an office to do the same work they have been doing from home:
With Covid cases relatively low, companies are increasingly calling their employees back to in-person work, at least for part of the week. Executives usually cite collaboration and work culture as reasons to return. But once in the office, workers are finding that Zoom meetings are still a central aspect of the day.
Two years working from home have transformed lots of jobs. Where teams are spread across multiple locations it no longer makes sense to go to an office. There is just nothing there, that works better than at home. You just spend a lot of time and money commuting.
Companies have compressed their office space. A lot fewer desks per employee. If you now force them to return to the office, you have to do it part-time. Some at home, some in the office. If your co-workers are at home, why should you be in the office?
We will need some time to understand “hybrid work”. I think going to the office needs to be focused on events. How is it working for you?