Close your eyes and picture what “going to work” looks like.
Just a few years ago, it would look like office cubicles, meeting rooms, and even the break room where you’d run into your colleagues. In other words, your standard 9-to-5 workday in the office.
But the last two years saw unprecedented changes. Today, you might work from home on a permanent basis—or visit the office once or twice a week. You might be back on-site, but with more flexibility to come and go than before.
In a nutshell, the pandemic redefined “work” as we know it. Companies adopted new technologies and workflows to support large-scale work from home. Workers quickly acclimated to the new environment, with many juggling their personal lives and work obligations more than ever before.
It was a monumental shift that tested our agility and resilience. One where workers, leaders, and employers made tough decisions and dramatic changes to their work lives.