In almost a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended decades of conventional wisdom about the nature of work. Employees across industries continue to demonstrate that productivity isn’t measured by hours spent at a desk or in an office, but by qualities like diligence, ingenuity, and resilience. By the same token, the pandemic has also illuminated the true benefits of coming into the office – much of which positively impacts mental health: social interaction, in-person collaboration and innovation, and mentorship. While some degree of remote work is likely to become a permanent facet of our new normal, only 12% of U.S. workers say they want to continue doing it full-time.
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