The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted the nature of daily work for millions of Americans. While working remotely was a privilege enjoyed by relatively few pre-pandemic, Gallup has reported that just over half of Americans were “always” working remotely in April 2020 during the height of COVID workplace restrictions. That proportion has fallen to about one-third, but that’s still significantly higher than the roughly 7% who had that option pre-COVID.
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The shift to widespread remote work has certainly been a big change for employees, but what’s often overlooked is the major change this shift