More than two years after offices first sent employees home at the start of the pandemic, there remains a deep uncertainty about the future of physical office spaces. Seasoned employees that have been working from home for the duration of the pandemic might wonder why a return to the workplace, in some capacity, is necessary—especially if those employees that haven’t lost productivity through the transition. For new recruits, and particularly younger employees, though, returning to the office has a lot of value.

“In the feedback that we have received, with existing teams that had already worked together and known each other and were already in a rhythm, it was a non-issue,” Colin Behring, CEO of Behring Companies, tells GlobeSt.com. “For those groups, there was more and maybe better productivity. For new teams and younger employees that needed mentorship and indoctrination into company culture, there was a trade-off. That was an issue.”

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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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