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Dec 3, 2021
Delta, omicron — they are messing with return-to-office plans.
Google is among the companies to announce return-to-office plans, then delay them because of the spread of coronavirus variants.
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Small towns offer cash to lure telecommuters

Nov 25, 2021
Bemidji, Minnesota, population about 15,000, is offering people $2,500 to relocate to the Northwoods and bring their remote jobs with them.
Sarah Sanchez moved to Bemidji from Phoenix in January, in the middle of the pandemic. She works from home for her job as a grant writer for an Arizona nonprofit.
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Why more companies are hiring heads of remote work

Oct 26, 2021
It's about company culture, performance management and lots of logistics.
With many companies embracing work-from-home or hybrid models, some are creating leadership positions to focus on the transition.
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Revisiting location-based pay in this era of remote work

Companies are choosing to reduce the pay of remote workers who head to areas with a lower cost of living.
More companies are cutting down the pay of remote workers who choose to live in areas with a lower cost of living.
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Why some companies are cutting back the 40-hour workweek

Oct 5, 2021
As workers struggle with burnout during the pandemic, some employers are testing a four-day week to combat overwork and lift morale.
Abigail Marks, professor of the future of work at Newcastle University, worries that some employers will "try and force five days’ work into four days."
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Why people are anxious about returning to the office, and what to do about it

Sep 16, 2021
A therapist's advice for navigating the mental health effects of going back to work.
Not everyone feels emotionally ready to go back to the workplace, according to Amanda Fialk, a licensed clinical social worker.
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A tour of the remote-work industrial complex

Aug 19, 2021
The remote-work revolution has spawned an industry unto itself: remote-work consulting.
People are likely to be working from home for some time, so some employers are investing in services like feng shui consulting and virtual reality.
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Business districts face an uncertain future as return-to-office is delayed

Aug 17, 2021
State Street is closing its two Manhattan offices — a sign of what may be to come as we get closer to many companies' back-to-office target dates.
A year and a half into the pandemic, average office occupancy rates in the U.S. are around 30%, according to commercial real estate firm JLL. Above, an empty street and closed businesses in New York City's financial district in April 2020.
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Will some workers be left behind if they work from home?

Aug 6, 2021
Remote working could slow the careers of young people, women and workers of color, experts say.
Research shows that managers are more likely to recognize the achievements of in-person workers rather than work-from-home employees. This could disadvantage parents and caretakers.
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Startups formed during the pandemic are rewriting the rules for how new companies work

Aug 6, 2021
Startups without any office space used to be mostly unheard of. Now, they may be here to stay.
Among the stated advantages of remote work are a "culture of documentation" and improved management skills.
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