- The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to shift away from lavish in-person benefits and workplaces
- They have instead begun offering to subsidize safer commutes and repurpose unused offices as remote learning spaces for employees’ children
- Businesses aren’t going to abandon physical office space in any permanent capacity, instead rethinking it as a place more for collaboration and innovation than everyday labor
Companies nationwide are switching up their benefits — and rethinking their office space — to get employees back into the office after months of working from home during the first surge of the coronavirus outbreak.
They’re offering subsidies for parking and bus and subway fares. They’re offering indivudally wrapped snacks. And they’re even offering a place for the kids to study in the office if they’re learning remotely, the New York Times reported.