Employees and supervisors alike are grappling with the realities of prolonged separation from the office, and the obstacles of remote work are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore.
A growing number of corporate leaders want the work-from-home revolution to come to a stop.
Workers, on the other hand, have grown accustomed to the flexibility and now have the power to demand it.
Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sparked controversy by announcing that employees will have to work a "minimum of 40 hours a week" in the office or find new work.
Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase recently changed his stance on remote work, and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon has been on a crusade to restore the 5-day workweek.
Cleaning Coalition of America polled over 200 New York-based C-Suite executives in March, and found that 76 percent believe in-person work is critical to the bottom line.
According to official data, 7.4 percent of American workers are teleworking because to COVID, down from a pandemic-era high of roughly 35 percent.
The benefits of hybrid working are being balanced by the limitations of virtual cooperation, which empirical research is beginning to uncover.