man working in living room on laptop with dog Despite missing the camaraderie of in-office culture, many have become accustomed to the flexibility and autonomy that comes with working from home. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The COVID-19 pandemic became an excellent opportunity for employees and employers worldwide to reimagine the traditional office structure as state mandates forced businesses to transition to a fully remote work model quickly. Organizations’ successful transition to a fully remote environment disproved the pre-pandemic belief that employee productivity would drop if businesses allowed employees to work from home. Research from PwC found 83% of employers viewed the shift to remote work as successful, and 52% saw improved employee productivity.

Related: How to survive the new normal: Robust remote work policies

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