“I can’t wait to get back to the office” is a common refrain that misses the complexities of current work from home situations. As Anne Helen Petersen writes for The New York Times.
“But people don’t really want to get back to the office. They want to get out of their apartments, their houses, their parents’ houses. People want their children back in school, and also out of the house. They want to see people’s faces again and have conversations with people who are closer than six feet from them. But that doesn’t mean that they actually want to be back in the office. At least, not the way the office was before.”