The New Normal: What will post-pandemic office life look like?
News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined this by Rachel Casanova, the senior managing director of workplace innovation at Cushman Wakefield, and Bhushan Sethi, the joint global leader of PwC's People & Organization Practice.
With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance saying fully vaccinated people can shed their masks in most settings, corporate leaders are making fresh determinations on how to structure post-pandemic office life. That question is especially pressing in New York, where remote work has ruptured aspects of the city such as retail storefronts and the subway. This is what Casanova and Sethi say companies will look at when bringing people back:
A recent Harris Poll survey found that 40% of Americans prefer to work from home full time, compared with 35% who seek a home-office hybrid and 25% who want to back to the office full time. WeWork's chief executive Sandeep Mathrani says the least engaged employees are the ones most comfortable working from home. Casanova talks about this survey, and Sethi talks about employees' engagement: