How Gen Z Feels About Working From Home

From a Wall Street Journal column headlined “How Gen Z Feels About Working From Home”:

We Need Human Contact

In 2000, Robert D. Putnam published “Bowling Alone” and wrote that “social capital may turn out to be a prerequisite for, rather than a consequence of, effective computer-mediated communication.” What he meant was that without a close-knit and well-connected group of people, there can be no meaningful online communication. The internet, and the remote opportunities it provides, are useful only because of the underlying connections we share with each other. Those connections must be continuously renewed by in-person contact, lest we dissolve the ties that make us Americans.