One of the surprise blessings of the last year and a half is our recognition and use of the additional living space available to us outside. To escape our confinement (and on-occasion our loving family) during the pandemic, and to gather safely afterward when life began to open up, we rediscovered the under-utilized square footage waiting just beyond the door.
You’re beginning to get into the groove of working from home. The kids know to stay out of the room, the sound of the washing machine isn’t permeating into your work domain and your spouse knows you're not home to socialize all day. But still, it feels like the guest room. Or the dining room. Or the corner you’ve carved out somewhere, anywhere.
Though many are forced to do so now, Kate Lister of Global Workplace Analytics (GWA), estimates that we will see 25 – 30% of the workforce working from home one or more days a week within the next two years. Moreover, most of us WANT to work from home. We’re actually more productive, we earn more, and we have more control over our environment.