If working from home is the ‘future of work,’ here are 11 reasons why the office sounds better

 Woman Working From Home Having Group Videoconference On Laptop

Can we foster the same work culture and communication standards through a video chat?

In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, there is an awakening among CEOs that employees are capable of doing work and being productive from home.

This week, Twitter announced that employees can work from home indefinitely, becoming the first big tech company to make such an open-ended switch in policy. Twitter, the service, was buzzing, with many investors and pundits calling it the end of the office space as we know it.

For the last five years, there’s been an increasing chorus of engineers, designers and professionals claiming that remote work is the future.

I’ve been working from home on and off for the last two decades. I find I can be more productive for some types of work and have more time to exercise, cook and be with the family when I’m working from home. On the flip side, activities that need high-bandwidth collaboration and communication are harder. Certain aspects of team and company building are also much harder to achieve.

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