Even in that world, employees and job seekers will expect some level of remote work, I am sure of it.

One big lesson from the pandemic is that many employees don’t need to be physically present in the office to do their work.

A number of companies plan to make work from home permanent, including Twitter, Facebook and Tata Consulting Services.

They understand the advantages of WFH, lower real estate costs, the ability to hire globally, just as employees see the benefits of fewer commutes and a better work/life balance.

One big caveat: organisations will need to ensure that employees working from home stay creative, productive and connected to the company culture.

Will 2021 see the appointment of the first "Chief Remote Officer" ?

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