How Large Tech Firms Are Approaching Office Space
Companies large and small have made the transition to new ways of working. After nearly a year of experimenting with the right work strategies, many major firms like Twitter and Microsoft have committed to permanently remote working solutions.
However, other companies still see value in the office space. So which tech firms will continue to embrace physical workspaces in the future?
Online retailer Amazon recently acquired a WeWork Manhattan building for around $1 billion which will host 2,000 employees. The company also started leasing an office for its Amazon Music workers.
Apple has plans to expand its New York City office space, reportedly adding an additional 60,000 square feet. However, the company is still negotiating with landlords, so the plan is not set in stone.
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Social media giant Facebook has revealed plans to triple its New York City workforce and has leased more office space to accommodate this expansion.
Google leased an additional 70,000 square feet of office space last September beside its new headquarters in London.
“We firmly believe that in-person, being together, having a sense of community is super important when you have to solve hard problems and create something new so we don’t see that changing,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google. “But we do think we need to create more flexibility and more hybrid models.”
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