The way we work has changed dramatically in the past few months — and for some, the shift will be permanent. Twitter recently gave its employees the option to work from home for good, while Facebook and Google have extended the option through the end of 2020. If these changes are a sign of a bigger trend to come, then many more companies will start to make remote work a standard part of their operations.
Remote work has many benefits, like reducing real estate costs for businesses and increasing flexibility for employees. However, it also has downsides. More than half of employees say they’ve become lonelier when working from home during the pandemic. Others struggle to maintain work-life balance without the separation of a commute or have more trouble focusing when they work from their living rooms instead of their offices.
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