To prevent more cases of COVID-19, many companies this week were told that their employees could no longer come into the office. Everyone who could work from home had to quickly prepare to do so.
Are the millions of office workers who have suddenly become remote employees ready for the change? “Companies are sending workers home with laptops and a prayer…,” management expert Alison Green writes in Slate. “Employers will need to adjust their expectations of how much can truly get done in these circumstances.”
Realistically, all you need for a connection are a computer, a phone, and an internet connection—so at first glance it doesn’t seem like a big deal. However, overnight, many of us had to: