For many companies whose offices have closed due to coronavirus quarantines, this might be the first time most of the employees have worked at home. Even for companies that allow some remote work, the executives are usually at the office full-time. Now, though, everyone is working at home—and parents are often also providing childcare to children who are home from school.
When this passes, what will change? There’s already been a burgeoning movement of companies offering alternatives to the traditional, five-day, 40-hour workweek. As a huge number of people suddenly come to understand that productivity is not measured in time in an office, might the business world become more amenable to the idea? Read more