In the year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the working world has shifted much of its focus to the question of remote work. What was once a rare (and often coveted) opportunity for working professionals has become the new normal, creating a potential permanent standard for millions of Americans and exposing the struggles of adopting a life outside of the office.
While remote work, including telecommuting or hybrid work, may offer more flexibility on the surface, nothing about 2020 (or even 2021) exists in a vacuum. For the millions of professionals who’ve made their home their office, the transition hasn’t been without its challenges. Working from home often means working longer hours and reduced work/life balance, in addition to overlapping responsibilities (particularly for working parents).