As COVID-19 spiked around the world in early 2020, companies shifted en masse toward remote work. Many organizations were telling themselves a story that things would revert to normal once the COVID-19 threat waned, but two-plus years later, it is clear the pandemic marked a turning point—not a brief pause in how we do business.
Data show the pandemic has changed the way employers and employees view the future of the office environment. Some organizations continue to seek hybrid options, while others see fully remote options as talent retention and recruitment tools. In fact, according to a recent Stanford University study, hybrid work options for a large technology firm reduced attrition rates by 35%.