The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally accelerated the digitization process of most companies and more or less involuntarily taught companies to operate remotely. So the fundamental question is: Do companies really need their expensive offices?
In the past, people were paid for their work. At the beginning of the industrial revolution, a fundamental change took place and people began to be paid according to the time spent at work. Is it possible that we are now on the threshold of another change, when time spent at work ceases to be the main factor influencing the amount of our pay?
However, in connection with the mass exodus to home offices, a lot of other interesting questions arise. Can remote working from home affect the employment ratio of men and women? Or the traffic situation in cities and air quality? How can our free time change if we take away people's obligation to commute to the office on a daily basis? And can the widespread departure of companies to the working from home improve the housing situation of metropolitan residents?
But like everything, a mass departure from large offices has its back and face. In the case of a widespread introduction of a remote working, it may happen that the entire existing urban ecosystem will be shaken. The operation of offices often affects the functioning of other services and shops.
Are the cities ready for this? Watch this very inspiring video from The Economist for yourself.