Workers in office For many of us, that will mean taking a step back and rethinking how we do things and how we might have been relying on being in the office to get things done. (Image: Shutterstock)

While some employers have started testing the waters of returning employees to work in the office environment, others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting until 2021 or relaxing their work-from-home policies.

While employers have, for the most part, found that employees can be just as productive working from home, there are other issues at play that, if left unaddressed, could impact productivity down the road. These include burnout caused by the blurring of work/life balance, lack of employee engagement, insufficient development and growth opportunities for employees, just to name a few.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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