One thing the pandemic has taught nearly all of us is that working from home is very different to working from the office or workplace.
Much as the national effort to keep going by sticking to remote working has had to be admired, it has come at something of a cost.
Evidence suggests it has led to increased employee stress and burnout with the boundaries between home and worklife increasingly blurred but it has also eroded the team spirit and ethos so vital for companies to survive.
How has getting back to the office gone for you?
For many of us, July 19 the so-called Freedom Day marked the beginning of the return to working from an office.
The Government removed most of the restrictions previously in place, as well as the instruction that we should work from home if it was at all possible.
But, of course, the virus didnt necessarily get the memo and just disappear overnight. The Government has said that the return to the office or factory should be gradual over the summer with infections likely to continue.
Hows your crystal ball?
My bet is that youve spent a fair bit of the last 15 months or so gazing deeply into it and trying to predict the future.
And Im equally sure that lots of your predictions like mine have been wide of the mark.
If there was any certainty to be had when the pandemic struck, it was that nothing was certain.
When psychologists come to evaluate the impact of the pandemic in years to come, one of the key areas they will undoubtedly focus on is the great sense of isolation it brought for many.
With the switch to remote working, the lockdown, social distancing and self-isolation to name but a few, the virus has undermined many of the social groups we rely on for a sense of who we are.
Now, as we return back to work, many staff are worried that they will no longer be able to feel the sense of belonging to a job that they previously enjoyed.
So, have you returned to work yet?
The Governments advice is a little mixed to say the least lifting the order that we should all work at home, if possible, but saying a return to work should be gradual.
But it is still clear that, at the moment, work is beginning to return to the workplace.
For many employees this is a welcome move but for many others it is something which is creating concern and anxiety.
How has working from home been for you over the last 15 months?
Theres no doubt that, for many of us, the chance to work remotely has been one advantage of the lockdown which has blighted the last year or so. Weve been able to juggle work and home life more effectively, cut down on travelling and see more of our family.
But we also know that working from home comes with a number of disadvantages.
It can be difficult to switch off from work, lead to increased isolation, longer hours and increased wellbeing and mental health issues.