The D.C. Mayor Wants ‘Decisive Action’ on the Federal Government’s Return to Office Plans

There has been movement to get some employees back in person and assess real estate needs, but the mayor would like more specifics.  

State and Local Governments Shifting to ‘New Normal’ Workplace

With lessons from the rapid shift to telework, governments are adopting permanent hybrid environments and keeping nimble, problem-solving mentalities.

Small Towns Drew Most New Pandemic Residents

Major cities lost people to more remote, lesser-known areas.

Losing Sleep Over the Pandemic? Work Flexibility May Be a Boon for Night Owls’ Health

Many sleep scientists maintain that people who prefer to stay up late could improve their mental and physical health by synchronizing their natural sleep cycles with workday demands. The flexible work schedules that came with COVID's work-from-home trend, according to one new study, backs up this idea.

Mitigating Cloud Risks in Government Starts With Full Visibility of Shadow IT

COMMENTARY | New survey findings highlight the need for a data-centric approach to cloud security in the era of remote work.

Survey: More than 40% of Employees Support Higher Insurance Rates for Unvaccinated

The responses indicate vaccinated American workers are calling for more punitive measures against their unvaccinated counterparts.

Kill the 5-Day Workweek

COMMENTARY | Reducing hours without reducing pay would reignite an essential but long-forgotten moral project: Making American life less about work.

Winners and Losers of the Work-From-Home Revolution

COMMENTARY | High-income workers at highly profitable companies will benefit greatly. Downtown landlords won’t.

What Bosses Really Think of Remote Workers

COMMENTARY | People Who Work From Home Get Fewer Raises and Promotions. But There Might be a Way to Avoid the Remote-work Penalty.

Poll: 51% of Employees Still Working Remotely

Although the number of people working remotely has remained consistent over the past year, the percentages vary widely by occupation—and 40% of white-collar workers say they prefer home over the office, according to a Gallup poll.

Ten Questions Communities Trying to Attract Remote Workers Should Ask

COMMENTARY | Local leaders across the country are contemplating how to lure newcomers to their areas to help spur economic growth. Answering questions around funding, stakeholder input and internet access can lead to a well-crafted strategy.

You’re Gonna Miss Zoom When It’s Gone

For people like me, who have social anxiety, videoconferencing can be easier than in-person interactions.

What Inspired Digital Nomads to Flee America’s Big Cities May Spur Legions of Remote Workers to Do the Same

COMMENTARY | The pandemic has spurred many workers to contemplate their futures – and whether they ever want to return to office life.

Moms do More Parenting When Working From Home

COMMENTARY | “It turns out that when the mother is working remotely and her partner isn’t, she ends up taking on a ton more responsibilities,” says one of the authors of a new study on the topic.

The Hidden Toll of Remote Work

Switching to Zoom forever might be convenient, but it’s a recipe for loneliness.

The 'New Normal': A Survey of Covid's Lasting Effects for Localities

A new survey is asking local government staff and officials how Covid has changed their work—and what might happen next.

Covid-19's Lasting Mark on Remote Work in State and Local Agencies

It's clear that some telework practices in many workplaces will outlast the pandemic. But which ones and to what extent?

A Burnout Crisis Hits Government

COMMENTARY | A soon-to-be released survey reveals some surprising findings about local and state public sector employees’ struggles and how helping them feel connected to each other can reduce burnout.

What Will Happen to Cities in 2021

COMMENTARY | Sifting through today’s clues to forecast the future.