Though surveys show that plenty of workers hope to work more remotely long term, some leaders believe there’s one thing that will have people clamouring to get back to the office – FOMO, or “fear of missing out”.
Seeing colleagues sharing a joke or project plans in the office while you video call in from home could be what drives you back into the workplace, writes Peter Coy in Bloomberg Businessweek. On LinkedIn, Gensler co-CEO Andy Cohen writes about the “unexpected, intangible advantages of working in the same space” and camaraderie of the office.
Will the fear of missing out shift people’s enthusiasm for WFH? Or will the appeal of remote or hybrid working mean companies find new ways of working?