With alarming speed, the world has become topsy-turvy thanks to coronavirus. What if work never really returns to the office?
The most important factors for success will be ample trust, mutually agreed-upon norms, good communication and a strong and validating work culture, write Matt Burr and Becca Endicott in the WSJ.
The coronavirus goes on hiatus in late spring, and cases begin to drop. Social distancing eases.
But many onetime office workers realize they have little interest in going back to the way things were. The age of the office as we know it is probably over, and the bell can’t be unrung.
And there’s really no need to try. The traditional office was already fading into obsolescence. The coronavirus pandemic radically sped up the timeline.
The Death of College Campuses?
And in academia: Across the U.S. many colleges and universities, as well as public schools, have canceled the remainder of the last semester of the year. Despite this, students still graduate.
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P.P.S. If you can’t find hand-sanitizer, you can make your own.