Great article below promoting the idea that fundamental shifts in working patterns will be embraced beyond the end of the pandemic. Businesses benefit from the creative and social structures which exist from staff being together in an office. But employees on the whole prefer life without a strenuous commute and the constraints of a 9 to 5 workplace. 

Does that mean it's a straight fight between employer versus employee? I don't think so. It's more nuanced than that. As the article below argues, businesses also benefit massively from the ability to attract more talent by offering remote working, and that also means greater diversity. We should all know by now that having a more diverse team will deliver better results. 

The key driver here will be the deployment of technology to ensure that collaboration continues in remote workplaces. Businesses can't just opt for the home working option without investing and committing to the digital transformations that are needed to help everything function more effectively.