As education, sports, live events, and travel continue to be affected by the global health event of COVID-19, the world is beginning to see a shift in at least one area of disruption since earlier this year. Many employees and employers alike look forward to returning to the workplace as soon as is safe; noting workplace culture, productivity, and employee satisfaction as key factors in the decision to return to the office. Here are some of the stories we’re following.
The e-commerce giant is adding 3,500 employees in six major cities, including 2,000 jobs in New York.
Amazon.com Inc. is expanding its physical offices in six U.S. cities and adding thousands of corporate jobs in those areas, an indication the tech giant is making long-term plans around office work even as other companies embrace lasting remote employment.
Workers need to think of working from home indefinitely as a new career and adjust accordingly.
Projects take longer. Collaboration is harder. And training new workers is a struggle. ‘This is not going to be sustainable.’
“An internal employee survey the company fielded in May showed that approximately 65% of Facebook employees were eager to return to the office as soon as possible,” Facebook said.