While employees have gradually returned to offices in the Boston Metro, companies are still grappling with pandemic-era challenges. An emerging consensus suggests that the days of large office headquarters may be winding down. A recent article in the Commercial Observer predicts that smaller, de-centralized offices will take the place of sprawling office campuses and soaring towers.
For example, a company might have a downtown Boston presence, but also have offices in Quincy and Weymouth. A mid-sized headquarters would be complimented by various “hub” offices in the region. This is not a new idea; at one time, this type of office structure was fairly common, particularly in the financial sector. But decades of mergers and acquisitions contributed to office consolidation.
In today’s environment, there are good reasons to question the centralization of office employees. Remote work is here to stay, in one form or another. Then, there are the lease costs and ancillary expenses associated with occupying a large office building. There are also risks associated with extreme weather, which can disrupt or disable centralized operations. Finally, employees may be happier in a small office located close to home, where they can collaborate without feeling like a mere cog in the machine.
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