Hybrid arrangements offer time at home and face time with the boss

Why are people staying away from the office even as they return to restaurants, movies and air travel?

“It’s not a COVID thing anymore,” said Anthony Goonetilleke, group president of Amdocs Inc., a software services company with over 1,000 employees in Plano. “Now it’s become a lifestyle.”

Two years ago when the pandemic hit, millions of workers were forced to do their jobs from home. And they did them pretty well, learning how to use online tools and often boosting productivity.

Today, as the pandemic starts to ease, companies want people to come back to the workplace again. Many are embracing hybrid models that let employees spend some days working remotely — a recognition that such flexibility has become a must-have benefit for many.

Published by Bottle Rocket in Work from Wherever