Companies will have to ‘seduce’ staff to go back to the office, real estate CEO says
It’s a dilemma many companies are facing: How and when to have staff return to the office, when the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns have meant vast numbers of employees are still working from home.
The CEO of one commercial real estate business says working environments will need to be upgraded to encourage people back — and not just with safety tech such as air quality sensors.
“You have to basically seduce your people to come into the office and work there instead of from home,” said Coen van Oostrom, CEO of real estate developer Edge, who appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” on Monday.
“We believe that it will be the end of the large batteries of people working on a big floor, side to side, even with screens in between, there’s no real need for that any more, you can do your work everywhere … We believe …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]