The sudden shift to remote work in March answered the questionmany employers wondered—would productivity fall if employees workedfrom home full-time?

The answer is no, according to many surveys including one fromMizuho Securities. It found that the majority of the company'semployees (80 percent) work from home, and more than half wouldlike to continue to do so. About three-fourths of Mizuho employeesexpressed they were very comfortable working from home.

These sentiments are hardly limited to Mizhuo. It is a paradigmshift that is affecting landlords with offices inexpensive urban centers and central business districts. Theexpensive office leases look less desirable to companies as moreemployees request to work from home, without a decline inproductivity. The empty offices also affect the business districtswith fewer patrons frequenting shopping centers and restaurantsduring work breaks.

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