News outlets are taking different approaches to bringing employees back to the office after more than a year of remote work, cable news channel CNBC reported.
Most news organizations in the U.S. and U.K. like The New York Times and The Financial Times are adopting a hybrid approach, which allows employees to work several days a week remotely, with other days in the office, CNBC said on its website.
By contrast, Bloomberg News announced a plan to re-create the pre-pandemic workplace in a post-pandemic world. Meaning workers will return to the office full time.
Some experts don’t believe that full-time in-office work will work in the current environment.
“Full, 100 percent, in-office, 40 hours a week, that’s out the window. I don’t see a world where it comes back,” Matt Martin, CEO of Clockwise, a software company that developed calendar assistance for office workers, told CNBC.
Still, experts cautioned that companies will need to conduct internal audits to prevent proximity bias — the idea that in-office workers will receive more raises and promotions than remote workers because of their closeness to their managers in the office, according to the news site.