Even before the emergence of the pandemic, it wasn't uncommon to hear that many employees not only preferred to work from home, but were more productive while doing so.
And once that became a widespread strategy to blunt the spread of COVID-19, we're seeing that more workers feel even stronger about this than before. Indeed, it seems that over a third of them would sooner quit than go back to the office.
But while so many businesses have shown they can operate just as effectively with remote work as they could the old-fashioned way, it's still a framework that some owners and managers are resisting.
But of course, most of them know which way the wind is blowing and realize that if they want to attract employees, they'll probably have to say they'll let them work from home.
However, one former employee's story does a lot to illustrate that knowing they have to say that is a whole different ball game from actually being willing to do it.