For the past few years, I’ve telecommuted… I do go to an office but it’s just close by and mine. The people I work with day to day are tens to thousands of kilometers away.
With COVID-19, more companies are electing to keep their employees at home and away from offices. But maybe this should always be the case?
Sure, you lose out on the Water Cooler Effect, but it might be overrated. Sharing articles with colleagues, video conferencing for quick chats, remote team stand-ups… all can be effective.
Of course, I’m an introvert so this is perfectly fine for me. I like to be able to run away to my hovel after human interaction drains me.