What should become from technology company office, and how do companies function without the structure that we’ve traditionally been given by working together in the same building? This is a monumental question facing tech companies today as they struggle to define their approach to working in a post-pandemic world.
Of course there were completely remote companies like GitLab for a while now, but before the pandemic, the conventional wisdom was that you basically needed to be in the same place to do serious work.
This is certainly true for big tech companies. Salesforce, Microsoft, Google, Meta, Amazon, and Apple didn’t build sprawling campuses or skyscrapers around the world only to abandon them for no reason. They built them to house their workers and showcase their sheer economic power. But when the pandemic hit in March 2020, everything changed. how we think about workpossibly forever.
Suddenly, we had a giant laboratory for experiments with everyone working from home, and while there certainly are some challenges, depending on your business, your job, and frankly, your life situation, it showed that whole categories of workers shouldn’t have to sit on a small farm inside a big building. to do your job—certainly not five days a week.
I have spoken to many people in the tech world, from consultants and investors to startup founders, to try and get a feel for exactly what the next phase of work will look like, and without a doubt, tech companies have to at least become a lot more agile when it comes to personal time in the office.
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There is no one-size-fits-all answer here, but there are enough examples to suggest some departure from the traditional office setup, even for well-established companies.
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