As many drift from working from home to a more hybrid model, what has been lost? And who has really, really gained? Microsoft knows things aren’t good.
The headline wasn’t all that promising: “The Next Great Disruption Is Hybrid Work — Are We Ready?”
No, of course we’re not ready. We were never ready for the pandemic. We were never ready for mass working from home. We’re never ready.
This headline came from a company that itself wasn’t exactly ready for working from home, Microsoft. Right beneath its nostrils, a company called Zoom came along and stole hegemony over a means of communication that Microsoft might, itself, have already mastered.