On Tuesday, state and national leaders will discuss what a return to work could look like after the pandemic.
Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., state Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen will join Andy Slavitt, a senior advisor for the White House COVID-19 Task Force, to talk about the future of the workplace.
More than a year after many workplaces became empty buildings, employers are beginning to think about a return to in-person work, especially as coronavirus metrics improve and more people get vaccinated.
Some businesses depend on employees working in person, but other companies have reported their employees work more efficiently at home. Others report saving time and money by lowering the costs of keeping a building open and switching to virtual meetings, and even traffic congestion has decreased.
The discussion will be hosted by Catapult, a North Carolina-based consultant with a goal “to help employers address their biggest challenges in creating exceptional workplaces,” according to their website.
On Tuesday, Catapult will explore “how employers can start looking ahead at the long-term future of remote work, reprioritizing employee engagement and building hybrid businesses that will stand future challenges.”
The meeting is open to the public, and online registration is open until five minutes before the event begins.