Hybrid Work

- February 3, 2023
Will remote work forever alter the workplace?
Photo of American Express employees in hybrid office, New York City, New York, on March 16, 2022. (AP Photos/American Express/Ben Hinder)
Millions of workers shifted to working remotely as the COVID-19 pandemic began to rage in 2020. Now, executives at companies such as Twitter and Walt Disney Co. are saying it is time for employees to return to the workplace. But many employees balk at coming back after almost three years of flexibility.

What factors contributed to the rise of hybrid work during the COVID-19 pandemic?

How has the increase in hybrid work impacted cities across the country?

1790s–1910sUnited States begins shift from rural to urban, industrial society.
1920s–1970sU.S. economy experiences ups and downs.
1980s–2000sTechnology sector takes center stage of the U.S. economy.
2010s–PresentGig economy emerges; COVID-19 declared a pandemic, upending the workplace.

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