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Is Staying Home Here to Stay? The Rise of Telework after COVID-19

JULY 20, 2020


Pandemic-related restrictions mean a large share of American workers are working entirely from home. Even after vaccinations are made available and the economy reaches full capacity, teleworking rates are likely to remain well above pre-pandemic trends, with major workforce and real estate implications.

For companies that have proven through COVID-19 that remote work “works,” flexible work arrangements will become even more fluid than they are today. Further, increased telework means that much of consumer spending will shift from city centers to the places where people live. So how will this impact businesses that are located in city centers?

By attending the webcast, you will be able to answer the following critical questions:

  • In which metro areas and occupations will telework likely become a norm?
  • What factors will determine whether telework becomes a company’s new normal? 
  • How does an “all roles flex” mentality potentially change our business, the roles we are hiring for, and our employee value proposition? 
  • How will a potential new way to work impact our consumption patterns and real estate footprint, especially the demand for retail and office space in city centers?

Who Should Attend: Executives with strategic responsibilities, especially in HR, strategy, and finance

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