The Local’s readers were split between those who are looking forward to a return to office life and those who have learned to prefer homeworking.
“It will be difficult. I have been in a few days a week for meetings and found it very exhausting. There will also be more distractions than working from home,” complains Raj, who moved from the UK to work in Denmark, and returned to his home country for the entirety of the pandemic.
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But others seemed to be raring to return to a busy, packed office.
“Seeing people face to face, having a whiteboard handy, asking for a minute for a question at someone’s desk is just the best for productivity and team building,” said Fabrizio Bianchi, who recently moved to Denmark from Sweden.
“It’s nice to see colleagues in person, socialise over lunch, that kind of thing. As an extrovert, I really like going into the office, working from home is lonely,” says a woman who moved to Denmark ten years ago from the US.
Brett Chappell, an American who runs a start-up with mostly Danish staff, said that he felt homeworking had not worked as well.