Teams, toddlers and cabinets: The joys of working from home

Integrating work life into the home has rarely been easy, but the coronavirus pandemic has brought those worlds into sudden and sharp collision. States and employers have ordered people to stay home, resulting in a massive, unplanned social experiment that can strain productivity and domestic tranquility. The outcome could impact how the U.S. weathers an almost certain recession. That also depends on how well individuals and their families can manage the resulting complications of studying and conducting business from home — at least for the subset of employees with desk jobs and the ability to do their work remotely.