Companies Might Send Millions of Employees to Work From Home. Is That Such a Bad Thing?

Confusion and productivity losses might well result—but perhaps innovation, too

With the number of coronavirus cases multiplying by the day, the media is overflowing with coverage of the epidemic, especially the toll it’s now taking on the economy. The virus has already had a demonstrable impact on business, from supply-chain interruptions in China to forecasted red ink for industries such as airlines and cruise operators.