Lessons Learned on the Path to a Hybrid Workplace

Shuffling from the bedroom to the in-home office, by way of the coffee bar in your kitchen, is about as short and efficient a commute as you’ll find. We’ve all enjoyed the benefits of this abbreviated “trip to the office” since the knowledge worker community was almost universally sent home just over two years ago. But now, as we begin to “live with the pandemic,” and gathering places such as collaborative workspaces resume full occupancy, how do we convince ourselves to get back in the car, or on the bus, to head back to the office? Or better yet why? Like anything, work-from-home is not a perfect solution, and it’s not for everyone, and certainly not for everyone all the time. Aspects of a home office setting work quite well and suit certain roles, personality types, or lifestyles. Other aspects make focus time, collaboration, and creativity difficult to wrangle. As …