Zoom, the office and the future: What will work look like after coronavirus?
Bob O’Donnell, Special to USA TODAY Published 3:57 a.m. ET Sept. 7, 2020 | Updated 12:42 p.m. ET Sept. 7, 2020CLOSE You can work from home without feeling so isolated. Here are some great ways to stay connected with your team. USA TODAYAs the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, there have been many questions about what (or even where) the workplace will be in the future, particularly for people who work at companies based in traditional offices.Of course, some of it is obvious. Just look around.Video-based conference calls on platforms like Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Cisco Webex, etc. are – like it or not – with us to stay. It’s an approach that literally overnight went from something unusual to completely mainstream, and the remote workplace has created habits that we’re not going to be able to simply walk away from.Yes, there’s a growing awareness that it’s possible to have too much of a good thing – well, at least, too many video calls. As a result, the number and length of video-based meetings will likely decline somewhat over time, but they aren’t going to disappear. They are starting to evolve, however, thanks to the immense