How Offices Will Change
The coronavirus will greatly impact the future of work and offices
How the pandemic is changing the future of work. Is the open office dead? Will more people work remotely going forward? There’s a lot of speculation about how Covid-19 will affect the workplace. Here are three smart reads on how work culture and office structure might change.
“From startups and tech giants to more old-school Wall Street firms, businesses are rethinking the role of office space and whether they even need it,” writes Courtney Rubin for Marker. “If, in the old world, an office was a form of corporate peacocking — a flashy location in some iconic building with a boutique-hotel level of design for clients, employees, customers, and investors — in the new world, it is becoming a very costly line item that could be reduced to the equivalent of a single flagship store.” Read the full story below.
In The Atlantic, writer Olga Khazan makes the case that remote work is the future of work.
Work From Home Is Here to Stay
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In the New York Times, writer Matt Richtel reports on the ways corporate offices are rethinking layouts.