While I’ve worked mostly from home (WFH) for past decade on a full time basis, I always tried to work at least 1-2 days in the office, as many long for this option.  However, WFH options will continue to be popular & the new office will employ more of a shared virtual space, rather than each person having their own cubical.  Future designs of networking, security, and management will move away from a completely centralized daily approach in most cases.

Your Employees Want to Go Back to the Office in 2022 | PCMag

If you’re tired of hearing about a pandemic resurgence or the Great Resignation, you’ll be happy to know there’s an alternate perspective that’s gaining momentum. Even though the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has some people returning to lockdown mode, a healthy percentage of the population has had enough of their tunafish complexions and want to get back to the office in 2022. That’s according to a survey by OnePoll that queried 1,000 employed Americans on their job perspectives for the coming year.

The survey has nine in 10 US workers looking forward to a return to office life, but the reasons vary. For example, 60% of respondents said they were sick of video conferencing and simply excited to see and catch up with co-workers. Another 48% said they happily anticipated in-person meetings and sitting at their office desks. (They haven’t heard about the new space management and hot-desking trends, so…sorry about that.) Meanwhile, 47% were sartorially motivated—they just want to wear business clothes again.

The 46% who work near good restaurants said they looked forward to going out to lunch again. But around 40% were mutants who were excited to get back to cafeteria food and commuting. I’m betting those folks don’t live near NYC.