Thanks to Covid-19, everyone who can be has been “homeshored.” The cost savings for companies “allowing” employees to work from home must be staggering. They’ve offloaded their spending on HVAC, power, water, internet bandwidth, office supplies, coffee, and toiletries to the employees. I expect homeshoring to continue, in large part, after Covid-19 is “over” (however that is defined).
The counter argument is what to do about onboarding new employees? How will they ever get integrated into their local workgroup, or the company culture, if they’re only interactions are stilted video conference calls? It’s a depressing thought. Many people are decrying how impersonal modern life is becoming, and what the lack of interpersonal relationships is doing to our society, and this trend doesn’t bode well for this either.