Despite, or perhaps because of, months of time spent in a new hybrid work environment in which many employees are continuing to work from home, perspectives on work/life balance have shifted significantly. Some who may have previously longed for more time at home now wish they could return to the office. Others who said remote work could never be done have recognized they were largely wrong.
Today’s employees—and their managers—are finding that work/life balance priorities have changed since March 2020, when the pandemic hit. This is obviously of interest to employers as the virus shows signs of ebbing and they consider when, or whether, to bring employees back into the workplace.