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I know I’m living in a dream world to imagine my office life of yesterday coming back any time soon. Yet, I can’t help my childish frustration when I hear influential tech giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Shopify suggesting that they are doing their employees a favour by already announcing a shift to primarily work-from-home in the postpandemic future.
I get that cutting down on commuting emissions is good for the world and I know that companies are keen to save on real estate costs. I’m an ardent supporter of personal flexibility that makes work manageable for everyone at every stage. But for organizations to claim that confining social animals to their places of rest, family and solace while they make a living is a good idea, is actually a …