May 23, 2020
It seems like common sense to me:
If “opening the economy” means people have to social distance, that means more office space is needed for the same amount of workers.
More workspace = more square feet.
More square feet = higher rents.
Higher rents = lower profits
Lower profits = less valuable company.
Why devalue your company, just so everyone is under the same roof?
Why force employees to come back to an office, that could make them sick and open you up to lawsuits?
We’ve just spent 2+ months working from home, that’s proof of life it can be done. I realize some businesses are location dependent, this obviously does not apply to those businesses.
Edit: May 29, 2020 - the CDC issues updated suggestions for reopening offices. Some seem relatively inexpensive, some, like updating ventilation or allowing for windows that can open (what a concept!), significantly more costly.