“I’m trying to fill an office building. I’m telling JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs to everyone.” Listen. You need to bring your people back to the office to build an ecosystem. I have.” New York City Mayor Eric Adams said this week.. The city, which relies heavily on tax revenues from its large offices in Midtown, recently announced a strict policy for face-to-face work with city officials.
“Do city employees look like they’re at home while telling everyone else it’s time to get back to work?” Adams added. “City employees should be held accountable by saying,’New York may be back.'”
“A fake story we have told ourselves”
Beyond Revenue, the debate back to the office is about what culture will prevail as the business world breaks out of the pandemic. And because of all the power Musk, Dimon, and Adams exercise, they could be fighting a bigger shift than any single company or city.
If a pandemic of more than two years of remote work experiments has taught us something, that’s the number. People can be productive outside the office, And quite a few are happy to do so.This is especially for people with small children Long commuteMinority workers struggling to get used to the standard office culture, or workers with other personal situations that make working in the office less attractive.
Colleen Amerman, director of the Harvard Gender Initiative, said: Business school. “With remote work and hybrids, I think we could really get away from it and really rethink what it means to be on the leadership track, what it means to be a high performer, and escape from being relevant. By always being in the office. “
Even if the pandemic changes course, there are signs that the tendency to work from home is actually accelerating.Recent one Survey published by the National Bureau of Economic Research It turns out that employers are now saying that they will allow employees to work from home on average 2.3 days a week from 1.5 days in the summer of 2020.
It’s not just an office, it’s a commute. The Wall Street Journal reported this week On average, one-way commute times exceeded 30 minutes in almost all major cities where office occupancy dropped to maximum during a pandemic. And most cities with the smallest drops had shorter commute times.