Working From Home May Become The New Normal Post-COVID-19

Google-Remote Work Extension
FILE - Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., is shown Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Google has decided that most of its 200,000 employees and contractors should work from home through next June, a sobering assessment of the pandemic's potential staying power from the company providing the answers for the world's most trusted internet search engine. The remote-work order issued Monday, July 27, 2020, by Google CEO Sundar Pichai also affects other companies owned by Google's corporate parent, Alphabet Inc. It marks a six-month extension of Google's previous plan to keep most of its offices closed through the rest of this year. Marcio Jose Sanchez, File / AP Photo
Google-Remote Work Extension
FILE - Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., is shown Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Google has decided that most of its 200,000 employees and contractors should work from home through next June, a sobering assessment of the pandemic's potential staying power from the company providing the answers for the world's most trusted internet search engine. The remote-work order issued Monday, July 27, 2020, by Google CEO Sundar Pichai also affects other companies owned by Google's corporate parent, Alphabet Inc. It marks a six-month extension of Google's previous plan to keep most of its offices closed through the rest of this year. Marcio Jose Sanchez, File / AP Photo

Working From Home May Become The New Normal Post-COVID-19

Google is extending its work-from-home policy for nearly all of its 200,000 employees and contractors through July 2021.

Reset takes a closer look at what this could mean for remote workers at large.

GUEST: Derek Thompson, staff writer at The Atlantic; author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction; host of the podcast Crazy/Genius