As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues across the U.S., restaurants, concert halls and other businesses have reopened their doors, welcoming back customers after more than a year.
But amid this return to normalcy, the hybrid workplace — featuring a mixture of employees working in the office and working remotely — remains popular. And there’s a good chance that model will continue well after the pandemic.
“The key now is the employers — if they’re willing to change — because there was for the longest time this sort of perhaps outdated suspicion about how work cannot be done in the home or remotely,” Marjukka Ollilainen, a Weber State University sociology professor, told the Deseret News earlier this year. “Can workers be relied upon without constant surveillance?
“But every time you log onto your computer if you’re working remotely, people can see whether you’re logging on or not. There are some technologies to be used by employers, but it’s going to change. There’s a growing number of workers who are preparing for even after the pandemic — they want to stay with what they’re doing remotely.”
Now, Google is accommodating this shift.
A new feature on Google calendar will allow users to indicate whether they plan to attend a meeting in person or virtually, The Verge reported. This will give both the organizer and guests a better idea of how to prepare for an event and know what to expect, according to Google.
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