There’s this idea to never waste a crisis and the current WFH transition is one such opportunity. There are ways working-from-home is better than working in the office. One common one is personal productivity.

Cal Newports chronicles people who have taken the best parts of WFH and run with them, even going so far as to build out physical spaces for further seclusion.

Rory Sutherland has also hit on this idea, saying:

"One of the things we're rethinking is the nature of our office. In a sense, an open-plan office is neither flesh nor fowl. It's not a place you go away and focus nor is it ideal as a social space because you disturb other people. We think we need to create a much more bifurcated office, where it's either hyper-social or a library."

It’s important to see the world in at least two ways and an easy framing is that strengths are weaknesses and weaknesses are strengths—it just depends on what you measure.

Offices are good for being there, but like football running backs, we could be measuring the easy, but wrong thing. It appears like work is being done because people are present but that’s not always the case.