In the last week I’ve seen two distinctly different predictions on how we’ll work in the future.
One said a five day office week will become the norm again within two years, particularly when social distancing is reduced further. The other said that central offices are finished and companies will cut their commercial office space by 50-70%. This will allow every worker to work from home 2-4 days a week, and come into the office 1-2 days a week.
The former came from an organisation that has, as its aim, a focus on developing cities. The latter was from someone who owns an organisation that sells software to enable remote working. It’s ‘almost’ as if they each have an agenda and are pushing the narrative that suits their needs. You see the same from some learning vendors.
If you’re working in this space you’ll be bombarded with this stuff and it’s easy to a) keep your head down and let others make the decisions for you, or b) engage with this content and do some heavy thinking about what it might mean as a learning function as we move forward.
Keep an open mind and triangulate your data.
Choosing your sources matters.