Office landlord GPT’s boss Bob Johnston is not quite ready to pull up the white flag in the battle to get workers back to city offices, but he admits the remote working trend is here to stay.
Workers, scattered across their home offices and armed with technology – from messaging to video-conferencing apps – are not in a rush to return to the towers. And even those keen to get back are tilting towards a hybrid model – dividing their time between open plan offices and their work stations at home.
As bosses and staff hash out the best way forward, executives like Johnston face the grim prospect of seeing their glittering properties lying underused, if not vacant for some time to come. Read more…
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