As many as 25% of many corporate employees worked remotely (from home, usually) at least once or twice a week in pre-COVID times.
What will be the ‘new normal’ for work from home (WFH) post-COVID? Initial thinking is that up to 50% of all workers may WFH at least part of the time so offices can offer those on site greater safety with social distancing. Will some employers lease smaller, ‘sub-regional’ offices for employees to also work from some of the time? These would be closer to home, requiring less of a commute, and used for in-person meetings so vital to work teams — or to give people working remotely a separate, professional space to work from other than home.
We speculate that office interiors will be re-imagined and reconfigured and WFH options will evolve quickly in the next 6-18 months.