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The largest delivery company in the country will require its corporate employees to return to the office this spring, eliminating remote work. UPS announced it would be requiring employees to return to the office five days a week starting March 4.

In the four years since the start of the global pandemic, work and workers have permanently changed at all scales. Employers transitioned data to the cloud to enable remote work, teams leveraged technology to collaborate virtually, and individuals learned how, where, and when they work best — both solo and with each other.

According to a CoStar report, nearly 60% of Manhattan office workers are back at their desks — in the office — following the Labor Day holiday. This is up from 52% in January and 49% in September 2022 for the nation’s top commercial property market. While this is still below the 80% pre-Pandemic mark, it is expected to continue to inch upwards to at least 59%.

The new director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is focused on fostering joy among her Atlanta employees. And that means returning to in-person work, said Mandy Cohen. Cohen believes in-person work will be key to improving morale. “It’s important to bring people back to campus, but we have to do it with intentionality,” she said.

Amazon is putting the proverbial foot down telling employees that it is past the time of “disagree and commit” with its return-to-office policy. For months, Amazon employees have been pushing back against the company’s requirement of being in the office three days a week. CEO Andy Jassy and the S-team have determined that employees tended to be more engaged in person and collaborate more easily.

A hybrid workforce existed before the Pandemic. However, COVID-19 expedited the existence of this flexible practice, edging it ever so close to a workforce standard. Greenstone Partner Bo Jackson shares insight with CoreNet on how a High Performance Workplace® supports the flexibility craved by today’s employees.

There’s a new reason for the office — connection and inspiration. According to a published report by Cushman & Wakefield, hybrid work has changed the purpose of the traditional office — and will permanently reshape the office market. The new workplace ecosystem balances office, remote and third-place environments.

Many workers say they are returning to outdated, out-of-touch office environments. Only 1/3 of the US employers surveyed reported an office redesign in the past three years. Today’s office calls for flexibility to align with different workstyles. Greenstone Partner Bo Jackson shares his insight with CoStar.

14th + Spring welcomed the Young Council of Realtors® to tour the High-Performance Workplace® from top to bottom. More than 60 professionals saw first-hand how the 12-story tower answers the call for workforce engagement and productivity. Designed so you can MOVE with confidence.

Atlanta jumps one spot to finish 2022 in eighth place for US office leasing. Six of the top 100 office leases in the US landed in Atlanta in 2022.

The Well, our coffee shop + café, will soon serve Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, beverages, breakfast treats and lunch fare.

According to Gensler, office workers who have started returning to the office at least part of their time report that they spent 51% of their work week at their company’s office space.

Gensler’s newest data on workplace performance reports that employees want to return to the office more often if it offers the right experiences.

Top Atlanta Real Estate Professionals

Atlanta’s most-connected, most-recognized and most-curious joined Greenstone to officially unveil Midtown Atlanta’s newest work experience – 14th + Spring.

According to Gallup, only 32% of the U.S. workforce is actively engaged in their daily work, and 17% are actively disengaged.

The build-out is complete, and the top is on Atlanta’s next High-Performance Workplace®.