HR Debatable


According to a 2023 article by Fortune, work from home is stabilizing at around 25% of days - with is five times more than what it was five years ago, in 2019. In a different 2023 article by Forbes, we see that 12,7% of full-time employees work from home with 28.2% working in a hybrid way. According to the same article, it is expected that by 2025, 32.6 million Americans will work remotely. We already knew that many employees prefer working remotely: 98% of them would like to work from home at least some of the time. It is, for various reasons, expected that these remote work numbers will continue to go up over the next years. Naturally, this brings up questions like: what are we going to do with all the office space that, as a result of this, will probably be used a lot less? Is having an office actually still serving a purpose in 2024? Some companies, like Spotify and Salesforce, have already been rethinking their use of the office while others, as we touched on in our last episode of HR Debatable, choose the opposite route and try and push their people back in to the office. The remote work topic continues to be a source for interesting debates, so in this video the following statement will be debated: Remote Work is the Future, and Office Spaces are Obsolete