Many companies are preparing to bring employees back to their seat either in the spring or at least summer, depending on how fast the vaccines roll out and how fats the herd community is created. Other than various aspects of normal office routine, one point which projects the employer to concentrate is the flexibility of Work. Very few companies like GitLab which has no headquarters and employees scattered across the world most companies are old-fashioned that demand face time in the office.
Headquarters aren’t going away, but more companies will embrace the hub-and-spoke model: smaller footprints in big, expensive cities, and smaller offices in places where employees want to (and can afford to) live. Few other companies will change in a way, they will keep their existing office space and allow people to claim staggered schedules that align with their preferences, avoid peak commuting times, and reduce overall capacity in the office.
Few others will try using “hoteling” or “hot desking,” in which multiple workers share a desk. If the future of work is flexibility, the challenge now is to make sure that future doesn’t just worsen the ever-widening divide in the society between those promised a new vision of the good, balanced life, and those for whom “flexibility” means effacing your wants and needs and dreams, once again, to the fickle demands of your employer.