Camille Tighe, strategist at architecture firm Vocon.

NEW YORK CITY – Employers are building out flexible workspaces to lure employees who have grown accustomed to working from home back into the office. Companies want to create a destination to increase office headcounts because face-to-face interaction remains essential for collaboration, and it happens best in groups, according to Camille Tighe, a workplace strategist at architecture firm Vocon.

Employees who work from home usually desire to have the flexibility and work balance that is most conducive to their work style, and this does not have to be done at home for optimal productivity, employers find. They’re making their offices more accommodating, outfitting them with various conference spaces, private phone and individual work booths, according to Tighe.

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Mariah Brown

Mariah Brown is the New York Bureau Chief and Real Estate Reporter for, covering the New York Metro area, Northeast region and national real estate trends. She is responsible for producing multi-media content, including articles, podcasts and video. Before joining the GlobeSt team, she served as a New York Times fellow, reported for the Associated Press in New York and Philadelphia and several other New York City-based outlets.

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