- Do you enjoy hybrid work? Why or why not?
- Would you promote hybrid work? Why or why not?
- permanently /PUR-muh-nuhnt/
- abandon /uh-BAN-duhn/
- growth /grohth/
- emotional /ih-MOH-shuh-nl/
- exhaustion /ig-ZAWS-chuhn/
[adverb] – always and forever
Smoking is likely to permanently harm your health.
[verb] – to leave a place, thing, or person, usually forever
He abandoned his hometown.
[noun] – the process of developing or of increasing in size
Population growth is decreasing by 1.4% each year.
[adjective] – having and expressing strong feelings
He tends to be emotional.
[noun] – the state of being extremely tired
He said that he was suffering from exhaustion.
For the 4,400 employees of Yelp, CEO Jeremy Stoppelman made a momentous statement in late June: by July 29, Yelp had totally given up on hybrid settings in favor of remote working. Yelp was moving to a “hoteling” business model where desks could be hired for the day while keeping its San Francisco and Phoenix locations. According to Stoppelman, who called hybrid work the “worst of all worlds” and even “hell,” New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC, would lose their actual offices. Other businesses are seeing similar growth in remote labor. Airbnb, 3M, Spotify, and Lyft are the four companies that have made home offices a formal policy. However, some drawbacks include awkward Zoom calls in conference rooms, employee emotional exhaustion, and logistical difficulties in ensuring that team members are in the office at the same time.
Making this change could have a number of benefits, including allowing employees to work from home permanently and saving money. Experts caution that there are risks involved in relying on remote employment in this manner, especially since no one can predict whether it will be effective or what will happen after.
- Why are some CEOs giving up their offices permanently?
- Who is Jeremy Stoppelman?
- What did Jeremy Stoppelman call hybrid work?
- What has Yelp totally given up?
- Are there risks involved in relying on remote employment?
- Could you tell me about your office setup?
- Do you like hybrid setups? Why or why not?
- If you were to choose an office setup, what would it be? Why?
- Do you agree that hybrid work is the “worst of all worlds”?
- Do you think working permanently from home results in cost savings?