The below excerpt is from Industrious’ latest guide: 4 Visions of the Future of the Workplace.

In March of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused companies around the world to embrace remote work almost overnight. Employees mastered Zoom and Slack, obsessed over their home office setups, and grew accustomed to colleagues’ pets and family members making guest appearances during meetings.

Now, more than a year later, vaccinations are ramping up and restrictions are loosening. But rather than go back to the way things were or continue with the status quo, many companiesurged on by their employees — are preparing to take another leap forward. Some are embracing hybrid setups, in which employees split their week between the office and home. Others, a work from anywhere model, allowing their employees to spread out across the country.

These shifts are as monumental as the switch to remote work in 2020. What’s more, they have the potential to be far more long-lasting, and as a result will impact almost every aspect of the way we work.

In 4 Visions of the Future of the Workplace, workplace experts explore how the decisions companies are making today could affect our everyday lives in the years to come. Download the white paper to discover their predictions on how these changes will shape everything from what the office itself looks like and how it functions to the technology we use daily and the very nature of work-life balance.