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Ohioans Are About To Discover Life After Working From Home – The New Normal

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M T-R, Shutterstock.com As summer approaches and more Ohioans are getting vaccinated, many businesses are thinking about what the new normal will look like post-pandemic. Certainly not everyone can work from home. A poll from Morning Consult last month showed two-thirds of employees who can want to return to the office as soon as possible. But that same poll showed 84 percent enjoyed working remotely. So, what’s next for employees who have been doing it?

Jen Johns is the leader of a group that represents doctors in Northeast Ohio and she says her work from home experience during the past year has been good. And she doesn’t miss the commute.

“I think it’s nice that we’re not having to drive in every day of the week. But I do think we miss the camaraderie of being together and being social with one another,” Johns says. Jen Johns, Cleveland Katrina Boylan has been working from home for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

“I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how productive I am to the point that my manager actually doesn’t necessarily want me back in the office,” Boylan says.

Both Johns and Boylan think their new normal will involve splitting hours of work between home and the office. Katrina Boylan, Columbus Work from home is not a new concept for Nationwide Insurance. The Columbus-based company has been allowing about 20% of its employees to work from home before the pandemic hit. But Vinita Clements, executive vice president and chief human resource officer, says the new […]

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