Even though many workers love the flexibility and freedom that remote work gives you, there are problems of isolation. Difficulties integrating new team members and maintaining company and team
culture are a logical consequence. A heavy reliance on technology, as well as data security challenges on the technical side, add to the mix.
Thus, the concept of pure remote work becomes a problem for many companies. Potential savings in workplace and energy costs don't help much. Particularly in the executive suite, there are growing
concerns about a loss of control, a lack of influence on employees, and the associated loss of corporate identity.
For the majority of employees, however, the desire for freedom in the home office remains strong. This is understandable, as studies have long proven a lot of benefits here as well: Increased
productivity, happier employees, the aforementioned cost savings in various areas, new recruiting opportunities and reduced environmental impact are all positive effects of remote work. As a
result, many employees don't want to return to the office. At Amazon, the call was even followed up by a petition from employees with several thousand signatures against the instruction to return
to the office.