Some CEOs are giving up their offices permanently in an effort to completely embrace remote work and abandon hybrid working setups. Will others follow?

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.