WFH != HomeOffice, IMHO.
The latter implies there is an office, in your home - which is what everyone who does that 100% of their time should have. WFH might as well be the couch or a corner in the kitchen - what everyone is forced to do today. That's totally different. And yes, you need that dedicated office.
As for people: absolutely, I miss those.
My home has something that no other place I have worked at has: silence. A silent work environment is a requirement for my productivity and mental health.
And just because a room is more silent than that of the sales department, does not necessarily make it silent enough.
This is why I like to work from home. I could imagine other suitable work places, such as a forest or a beach, but not an office. Nope.
@jwildeboer Tell me about it... I've been working from home with two small kids for the last 9 weeks... can't wait to be back in the office.
In normal times, when we have childcare, I work from home 2x per week, and it's completely different. I clean the kitchen table, get set up with a monitor there, and with my stool that gets me to the correct height. Takes about 5 min of setup and teardown, which is significantly less than a commute.
And I get out, go have a coffee somewhere, chat with other humans. Very little resemblance to how things are right now.
@jwildeboer I don't miss having people around me while I'm working at home – my kids are always here asking me for things!
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