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The Distributed Workplace of the Future Is Now

Working from home is no longer a temporary experiment, but a long-term reality. Learn how to prepare.

Analyst: Suzanne Adnams

Responding to COVID-19 has essentially forced organizations to accelerate the evolution of the work environment by 5 to 10 years. But no matter the starting point, leaders are reporting similar experiences and responses — they are surprised by how quickly workers were able to transition to the new arrangement and by how productive workers have been through this initial transition, surpassing all expectations.

Working from home is no longer a temporary experiment, but a long-term reality. Eighty percent of recently surveyed workers expect to continue working from home in the future. This research will help enterprise leaders focus on three key areas that their organizations must address to successfully move to a distributed work environment.

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