Many Americans with non-essential jobs have been ordered to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, schools and daycare centers are shuttering across the U.S.. Meanwhile, employers are struggling to transition their workforces online, while employees juggle busy work schedules with childcare. How can everyone adjust to this strange new normal?
Jennifer Dennard, co-founder of Range, a software platform that makes it easier for remote workforces to stay in sync, whose client list includes big tech companies Twitter, Mozilla, and Medium, has a solution: replace the 9-5 workday with “windowed work.”
The way Dennard sees it, the traditional 9-5 office routine is a remnant of America’s