One in three employees in Germany worked in a home office in February 2021, according to a recent study by the ifo Institute in Munich. “Corona will permanently change the use and acceptance of home office. In the meantime, the majority of German companies are considering offering more home office options in the future,” says Dietmar Harhoff, director at the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation. A global study by Barco, a provider of visualization and collaboration solutions, found that a hybrid work environment is preferred by respondents. The ideal balance, according to the study, is three days in the office and a maximum of two days per week in the home office. Fifteen percent of respondents in the study said they plan to continue working full-time in a home office after the COVID-19 restrictions. The other side – the view of the companies – was illuminated by the IHK…