Why I am cautiously optimistic about the return to office for my team

As the covid-19 pandemic fades in the US, many companies are preparing their employees to return to the office. I work in a large tech company that is also going in that direction, and with a slow rollout, we can reasonably expect that the vast majority of employees will be back in the office by the end of the year.

There has been some pushback, as some workers would like to prolong the period that they were allowed to work from home, or would like to come to the office only for a few days per week. They contend…