#1. If you thought work from home was messy…Think again.
It took months for managers and employees alike to fully adjust to remote work once the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But the future of work may be much, much messier, according to the Wall Street Journal. Companies across the globe have been mulling options for a new hybrid work future in a post-pandemic environment, but it’s not as straightforward as it seems.
JP Morgan Chase & Co, for example, allows employees to schedule work-from-home days – with the exception of Mondays and Fridays --, while Salesforce.com Inc. was forced to rethink the design of its office space to prevent overcrowding of meeting rooms and open spaces. There’s also another issue: making sure remote workers don’t miss out on promotions and pay raises. For many managers, the main concern isn’t COVID-19 anymore: it’s a potential brain drain from their ranks as employees are looking to maintain a degree of flexibility in terms of how and where they work. Read more here.