Some Norwegian companies now allow workers to alternate between the office and working from home

Home office - work from homePhoto: Thomas Brun / NTB

Although the recommendation for using home office has been repealed, several large companies allow their employees to alternate between being in the office and working from home.

DNB, Schibsted, Telenor, and Equinor are among the companies that have introduced so-called hybrid offices, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) writes.

A survey conducted by Telenor among its employees shows that employees want to work two days at home or elsewhere. Also, in national surveys, including one from Oslo Met, people have expressed that they would prefer to continue working from home after the pandemic.

“We build on the best experiences from home office life during the pandemic, and have facilitated a high degree of flexibility,” HR director Anne Flagstad in Telenor told the national broadcaster.

The Norwegian Institute for the Working Environment says that it is following developments closely and emphasizes that the home office is not entirely positive.

“The danger is that the lines between work and leisure become too blurry. It is easy to sit down at the PC to continue working in the evening. This can have serious consequences in the long run when it comes to employee burnout. The flexibility that many people appreciate when it comes to home offices can backfire and become a major challenge,” director Pål Molander at the Norwegian Institute of Work Environment told NRK.

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