Even as health officials encourage businesses to maintain measures to stem the spread of Covid-19, the fact that more than half of U.S. adults have now at least started the vaccination process is a very good sign that big change is coming. In the months ahead, more and more businesses will start to welcome back employees on site.
How many of these workers will choose to keep working from home remains unclear. Surveys suggest that between a quarter and a third of workers will do so at least some days each week. While that would mark a profound shift from pre-Covid days, it still suggests that the overwhelming majority of people will choose to return to their work sites.
When that happens, organizations will face a major cultural challenge — the biggest they’ve seen in many years. But it will also be an opportunity.