August 23, 2021
What Does Google, Apple, Amazon & Facebook Know About The Pandemic & Delta Variant That We Don’t?
Apple Inc. joined a growing number of major companies pushing back their return to the office until 2022 because of the latest Covid-19 surge across the nation.
We previously stated last year & again in January that there would not be wide scale return to the office in 2021 : https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6746807555466653696/ & https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6752593508990889984/
What is surprising to us is that this is surprising at all.
We did a 4 part series on COVID and why we wouldn’t be going back in 2021 :
Part 1 : https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6705203871087767552/
Part 2 : https://lnkd.in/gErg9gM
Part 3 : https://lnkd.in/gJytUTm
Part 4: https://lnkd.in/gVWzhFg
Our newest prediction is that we will not be going back into the office until March of 2022 at the earliest and that assumes that there isn’t a new variant that is worse than Delta….
It looks like we have something that could be worse than Delta brewing : https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-doomsday-covid-variant-worse-than-delta-and-lambda-may-be-coming-scientists-say/ar-AAMVfDw & https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/07/28/colombia-variant-coronavirus-florida/
If this continues to grow globally we won’t be returning to an office until September of 2022 in large numbers.
What does this mean?
Work From Home is permanent and we are never going back to the office environment that we knew pre-pandemic.
The earliest and best case scenario for a return to work is March 31st 2022 and only 30% of the staff will be in an office relative to pre-pandemic levels.
How are you going to address the WFH Reimbursement costs?
Video for what we do for Employers & Employees : https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6739180994953379840
Video for what we do for Gig Workers & Contractors : https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6770338313619546113/
2 Great articles from J. Jennings Moss from the Silicon Valley Business Journal & Sebastian Herrera from the Wall Street Journal