Is It Work From Home, Or Work From Anywhere?

A Harvard Business School expert professor Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury cautions that while “work from home” may have sufficed during the pandemic, the true model needs to be “work from anywhere,” in a new report on CNBC.

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Bill Gates Makes More Predictions

Microsoft founder Bill Gates who famously predicted that an epidemic could occur is now making new predictions about the return to work and travel.

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European Countries Look To “Right To Disconnect”

The pandemic has eliminated yet another norm in the world of work: quitting’ time. Yes, it may be five o’clock somewhere, but does it matter when you’ve still got emails coming in and online meetings scheduled. 

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New Office Buildings

You read that correctly. In Philadelphia plans are underway for at least three new office buildings, demonstrating the  belief  that  eventually,  workers will return. 

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The Workforce Brings Burnout Home: Covid-19 Implications

Guest Post by Cynthia Milota, Director of Workplace Strategy, Ware Malcomb, and Sally Augustin, PhD, Environmental Psychologist, Design With Science

The pandemic workforce conducting business from home is working longer hours (Shi, 2020), taking less vacation (Carino, 2020) and reporting increasingly negative feelings (APA ,2020). The honeymoon period of working from home is over. Reality has set in and office workplace burnout has followed the workforce home.

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What Can Landlords and Owners Do to Re-Purpose Vacant Space?

Guest Post by Jed Levenstein, Vice President of Wurkwel Ventures (The holding company of Rightsize Facility)

COVID-19 has hit the economy hard. When the economy is suffering, everyone suffers, and building landlords and owners are no exception. There is an unprecedented number of vacant spaces on the market right now, and no one quite knows what to do with them. Should you just rent your space to anyone who comes knocking? Should you go for shorter leases? Or should you just ride it out till things get better?

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Experts Say Communication Builds Resilience

A new study finds that employees’ resilience is strengthened by upfront and honest communication from management.

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Ready for Re-entry?

Guest Post by Omar Nabi, Senior Director, Digital Sales, JLL

New data revealed by the BBC shows that 50 of the biggest companies in the UK are not planning to have all staff back full-time anytime soon. One of the main reasons given for the lack of a substantial return was that firms could not see a way of accommodating large numbers of staff while social distancing regulations were still in place.

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End-Users Putting Space Back on Market

One trend that CoreNet Global has been tracking in its surveys during the COVID crisis has been the pace at which corporations say they will have an overall smaller real estate footprint as a result. 

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Here’s Where the Future of Worker Engagement is Heading

Guest Post by Leon Papkoff, CEO & Chief Strategist, The CXApp

The modern workplace has changed irrevocably, but not in the ways we expected. All the same principles and requirements are intact, but the way we go about achieving goals and interacting with one another are evolving.

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How to Account for COVID-19 Lease Concessions

Guest Post by Tony Famularo, Director Technical Accounting, ProLease Software, An MRI Software Company, and Larry Lazerwitz, Director Technical Accounting, ProLease Software, An MRI Software Company

As a pandemic spread across the globe in early 2020, commercial tenants and landlords began renegotiating lease terms and conditions as stores, restaurants, and other commercial venues shuttered. In some cases, rents have been deferred and rent concessions made to offset an unprecedented drop in income, which raises the question: How are these rent concessions supposed to be accounted for?

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India encouraging Persian Gulf countries to assist workers who are ready to return

India on Tuesday urged the Gulf countries to help in the return of Indian workers and professionals willing to return to work after the relaxation of restrictions related to the corona virus,” according to The News Trace.

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