woman with hands to mouth looking stressed The remote work boom has left some managers out of touch with workers, many of whom are struggling. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Last year’s scramble to have workers do their jobs remotely resulted in a revolutionary new way of thinking about work, and a year later, many companies are looking at the possibility that many workers will do both remote and onsite work going forward.

A new analysis from Microsoft explores this new landscape: a blended model of work that will still has many unknowns. In their report, “The next great disruption is hybrid work—are we ready?” researchers noted that unexpected popularity and productivity of remote work means there’s no going back—but a totally remote model isn’t practical for most employers. What many companies are considering is a combination of the two.

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