The needs and priorities of all of us have shifted significantly during the global pandemic. When our homes suddenly turned into workplaces that were shared with children, partners and roommates, we felt the need to revise our ideas about what the office should look like.
While only around four percent of employees worked from home before the crisis, at the end of January 2021 almost a quarter of those in employment were exclusively or predominantly working from home. Over 70 percent of Germans are now in favor of a legal right to work from home. (statista.com) The motto is: More freedom and trust.
However, it is also clear that working in the office sometimes offers important advantages! From creating a daily routine to providing a focused space to work, meet and brainstorm - away from family distractions. Gradually, people began to appreciate the office space for peace and privacy to concentrate on their work.
The question now arises: How should one deal with these serious social changes? Is classic office work still the most sensible way or should work in home office be promoted and made more attractive?