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The pandemic has fundamentally changed workplace strategy. The new office standard will likely become a fluid model with a combination of at-home and in-office work models. While some companies are embracing change, others are hesitant to eschew the old ways. However, Rick D’Amato, design director of workplace at LPA Design Studios, says that the biggest mistake that companies will make is to return to their former office strategy.

“The biggest mistake is when companies decide to go back to business as usual, instead of exploring how the pandemic has impacted their workplace strategy and the ways they can use these lessons to make their business better,” D’Amato tells GlobeSt.com. “Some companies plan to open their doors and see what happens, even if it means losing employees, which shows an incredible lack of concern for their people and their business.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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