Tag: return to office

Return to Office: Hot Desking and the Power of Flexible Workspaces

If you’re new to hot desking, it’s an office setup that serves as a temporary workspace in hybrid work models. See how this office trend is helping companies better serve hybrid employees. For the better part of the last few years, millions of employees have clocked in from the comfort of their own home. Now, […]

The Great Mismatch: Navigating a Win-Win Relationship Between Employers & Employees

Finding a new normal in the workplace after Covid-19 has been more difficult than many people expected. Some organizations have demanded a return to the way work was done pre-pandemic. Others have tried to find new, hybrid ways of working or greatly expanded remote work. Much of that is in response to the fact that […]

2022 Workplace Trends Provide Glimpse into Future of Offices in 2023

If 2022 trends are any indication, workplaces worldwide aren’t going anywhere, according to a new report from Envoy. More than half of workplace leaders (54%) invested more in the workplace in 2022 than in the previous year, a signal that a physical footprint remains important for team building and collaboration. Envoy’s new At Work: 2023 Workplace Trends Report dives into the […]

Racial Disparities in Remote Work Preferences

Businesses around the world have been struggling to strike the right balance when it comes to remote work. Now that government-imposed COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are a thing of the past, there’s no longer a requirement that businesses allow workers to work from home, and companies are trying to determine both whether remote work is a […]

Why Companies Should Keep Remote Work – and Not Follow Disney’s RTO Plans

Disney, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan are just a few of the companies calling their employees back to the office. For some it’s about productivity and collaboration while others believe that “nothing can replace” in-person work. But is there really an advantage to in-office time for every company?  In 2021, 70 percent of those who […]

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A Tough Year for the Return to Office Crowd

With the vast majority of Americans having received at least one COVID-19 vaccination and millions fully vaccinated and boosted, there was widespread optimism among business leaders that 2022 would be the year employees finally returned to the office after 2 years of COVID lockdowns and remote work. But employee resistance amid a tight labor market, […]

HR and Facility Professionals Share New Psychology of Clean for Workplace Experience

More than two years since the COVID-19 pandemic made Zoom calls a reality and daily commutes infrequent, employers are still juggling their return-to-work options among fully remote, fully in-person, hybrid, flex space, and shared space approaches. And now, it’s a dual effort on the part of both HR managers and facility managers to retain current […]

Want Workers to Return to the Office? Try Making It Greener

Amid a heightened war for talent among companies post-pandemic, U.S. employees have higher expectations for green office spaces and want their employers to make eco-friendly practices a priority, according to new research. Hygiene and health company Essity recently conducted a survey of workers who have returned to the office at least part-time and found that the vast […]

Back in Office or Not? That Question Looms as Pandemic Subsides

As COVID-19 levels continue dropping across the country, employers are trying to plan out what the office environment will look like for the rest of the year. While many people have returned to school, restaurants, and sporting venues, many businesses and offices are still vacant or underutilized. Many employers that allowed or required employees to […]

Social Anxiety and the Return to Work

Although there are plenty of workers who fall between both ends of the spectrum, employees either desperately missed interacting in person with their colleagues or they loved their newfound isolation during the widespread shift to remote work. On the flip side, some employees are going to be more eager than others to return to the […]