I feel like this is all highly subjective to the type of person, commute and the company. I’ve been WFH since COVID first hit in NYC and my life has improved exponentially. Granted, my commute was almost an hour each way and the MTA is unpredictable at best. The only drawback is a difficulty in pulling myself away from work. Since my work is just in the other room and I won’t have an hour commute both ways I’m more reluctant to leave something for the next day. Social interaction during this time is hard anyway bc of quarantining. Were the circumstances different I could go out and enjoy life more after work (rather than commuting). Now, if someone only lives a few minutes from work that’s a totally different story. My company also pivoted to a WFH structure efficiently and effectively. We have two daily stand ups (one in the morning and one EOD) to check in with everybody. We also have meetings throughout the day. All in all, WFH has been a great experience for me. I specify for me because I can’t generalize my circumstances for everyone. There is data that supports the notion that WFH improves productivity, but other than that I can’t say my positive experiences are THE positive experiences for WFH. I feel like the generalizations at the end of the post referring to “harsh realities” and “it’s not as easy as it looks” are over generalizations that would better serve the readers if they were expressed anecdotally. For instance, if these were your experiences or the experiences of a colleague, then specify that (preferably leaving the colleague anonymous unless they specify they are ok with being attributed). Or if these are assumptions based on data you’ve seen/interpreted, then provide the data or references to it.

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