woman interacting on computer with coworkers "By building a space for employees where honesty and action are valued, managers will see trust follow," says Catalano. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The pandemic shattered the traditional view of the 9-to-5, in-office work model. Employers and employees alike quickly adapted to the need for remote work arrangements, and while some had more success than others, the overall takeaway, at least for workers, was that an office was no longer a necessity for productivity.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics 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.