There are learning implications too in having access to shared physical workspaces. Junior staff gain knowledge and experience from being in a work environment, and remote working deprives them of these things.
The discussion about the future of the office involves different elements, and you can’t simply distil it into a binary yes or no question.
For a great many businesses, organisations and people, the office is essential to the fabric of how they work, but it needs to change.
How the office changes is then the critical question, and the answer doesn’t lie simply in altering layouts or geography.
Real change in the office is all about culture, which is much more intangible than what occupies physical spaces.