Elise Shapiro is a contributing editor. Little did she know that her first job, in the facilities department at Ralston Purina, while obtaining her M. Arch at Washington University, in St. Louis would foreshadow where her career would lead. She has always been a strong advocate for providing the best possible spaces for people to work – where aesthetics meet function and drive business success.
Our weekly round up of workplace news from around the web.
Offices are still necessary, but who will use them and why? Commercial Property Executive shares an analysis from Paul Fiorilla, Yardi Matrix research director.
Companies that require workers to come to the office are under particular pressure to offer an “outstanding experience,” says Protocol.
Using local guidelines, many companies are loosening Covid safety rules, leaving workers to navigate masking and social distancing on their own. But some workers, reports The New York Times, feel uncomfortable with the rush back to open floor plans.
After the upheaval of the pandemic, there’s no going back: hybrid work is here to stay. Law Society Journal asks: what sorts of physical changes should firms make to offices to realize the potential a hybrid work future offers?
Forbes investigates why the ‘connected office’ will shape the future of the office industry.