The Five-Day Office Week Is Dead—Working From Home Is Here to Stay

From a New York Times guest essay by Nicholas Bloom headlined “The Five-Day Office Week Is Dead”:

Working from home is here to stay. I can prove it with data — lots and lots of data showing that returning to the office (RTO) is DOA.

A telling data point is the number tracking how many Americans swiped and tapped electronic cards to gain entry into their offices. This month, occupancy rates were at 50 percent of February 2020 levels. That is shocking — only half as many days are spent in the office compared with prepandemic times.