Companies have another reason to let go of office space: a potential recession

Jul 5, 2022
If the pandemic didn't convince CEOs to get rid of costly in-person work environments, an economic downturn might do the trick.
Occupancy periods in leasing agreements shortened during the pandemic, which could expand the amount of unused office space in a few years' time.
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Work at the office, work from home or both? Companies are still deciding what's best.

Jun 24, 2022
The purpose of the workplace is changing for businesses that let employees work both remotely and in the office.
Businesses are still trying to find a balance between employees working both remotely and in the office.
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Remote work is driving up housing costs

May 31, 2022
Extra space is at a premium for those who want to Zoom in peace.
Zillow predicts home prices will continue rising through 2023.
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That line in the sand about going back to the office? It keeps moving.

May 20, 2022
As COVID surges again in some areas and employees push to work at home most days, companies are trying to find the right balance.
As the economy slows down, employers may gain leverage in their effort to bring resistant workers back into the building.
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Airbnb’s Brian Chesky on repositioning the company for a new era of travel

May 11, 2022
“I do think we’re popularizing or accelerating a trend,” Chesky said of Airbnb's decision to make its workforce fully remote.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and his golden retriever Sophie in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Professional and business services hiring is well above pre-pandemic levels

Apr 1, 2022
One factor that may have contributed to this growth? Jobs in accounting, IT, consulting and similar roles can still be done remotely.
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Location-based pay is being challenged by growth of remote work

Jan 25, 2022
After nearly two years, remote work and flexibility have become the baseline for many workers in a tight labor market.
Employers may have to reconsider cutting location-based pay at a time when competition for labor is tight.
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The return-to-office industry is booming

Dec 22, 2021
A flood of return-to-office consultants are rushing to fill the void of expertise created by pandemic uncertainty.
Companies are spending millions for advice on bringing employees back to offices says Matthew Boyle, a senior reporter for Bloomberg.
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Sweatpants have gone professional, and there's no going back

Dec 20, 2021
The comfy remote uniforms are emblematic of the blurring between home and work.
In his experiments, social psychologist Adam Galinsky found that while “traditional work clothing” made some remote workers feel more powerful, “home clothing” made them feel authentic and more engaged in their work.
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Report to the office. No, don't. OK, come now. Actually, wait.

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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