The Multiverse of Work10 May 2021
No single way of working was disrupted more or for longer by the COVID-19 pandemic than knowledge work—what until recently was often called “office” work. Millions of workers were forced to retreat suddenly from their office buildings to their homes; most of them have yet to return full-time. The fate of the corporate workplace is now the subject of significant debate, as positive experiences of homeworking contrast with organizations and individuals eager to get back to collaborating in person. But what does the research actually say about the merits of alternative work strategies?