As we mark the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 and the resulting social and workplace changes that it triggered, many things have changed. The work-from-home model is looking like it will be a big part of how we move forward. The old days of soldiering on through illness and dragging yourself into the office are no longer a sign of dedication but looked down upon as selfish and dangerous. It is hard to believe we needed a pandemic to help us realize these behavioral changes.
The emotional and financial toll on individuals and families is still unknown. Time will tell if mental health issues and financial instability become the next pandemics we face in the years to come.