I’m not surprised many people prefer it, but I’m not sure that making working from home the norm is the best way forward for society at large. I’d even go so far as to say that increased productivity isn’t worth it for the loss in human interaction.
For sure. I think people became more anti-social during COVID and it still hasn't bounced back completely.
There's probably a balance to be had in many cases but for me, there's only one person in my office that is part of my direct team, and a few peripheral people so the social aspect of work isn't super important, other than just general human interaction.
No reason for us to go into an office if it's inconvenient for people.
A lot of the pushback here is to this notion that, we've always done the thing where we drive to/from work for 2 hours in bumper to bumper traffic, that's the way it has been so that's the way it should continue to be, spending time and resources on the daily.
As well as the notion that the cast member dispatching Everest has to work outside so it's only fair that the office worker doesn't work from home.