Amazon Wants ‘Office-Centric Culture’ as Its Baseline

Amazon is bucking the trend among many tech companies, telling US employees they should expect to be back in the office by early fall.

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Amazon Tries and Fails to Have Cameras Installed at Union Vote

As Amazon workers in Alabama vote on unionization, Amazon tried and failed to get approval to install cameras to watch ballot boxes.

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Salesforce and JPMorgan Unloading Office Space in Remote Work Transition

Salesforce and JPMorgan are the latest big-name companies looking to downsize their office space as remote work becomes the norm.

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Microsoft Teams Now Features Live Transcription

Microsoft Teams has added live transcription, along with speaker attribution, as the battle over corporate communication heats up.

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Verizon Look Forward: Only 25% Want to Return to Office Full-Time

A new report by Verizon shows how much remote work has changed the workplace, with only 25% wanting to return to the office full-time.

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Slack Tweaks Connect DM to Prevent Harassment

Just hours after rolling out its new Contact DM feature, Slack has made a significant change to it in order to prevent harassment.

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Slack Rolls Out Direct Messages to Anyone

Starting today, Slack is enabling Connect DM, allowing users to send direct messages to anyone, not just those in their channels.

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Microsoft: Flexible Work Here to Stay, Leaders Out of Touch

Microsoft has released a study of the state of the workplace, finding that flexible work is here to stay, although leaders are out of touch with employee needs.

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Google Heavily Investing in Office Space, All-In on In-Person

Despite much of the industry doing the exact opposite, Google is investing $7 billion in office space and data centers, insisting in-person work is where it’s at.

WSJ: Tripadvisor Adopting Hybrid Work Model
WSJ: Tripadvisor Adopting Hybrid Work Model

Tripadvisor CFO, Ernst Teunissen says that the company is going to hold the line on adding back costs. Trip Advisor reduced expenditures by a staggering 32 percent in 2020 as governments worldwide banned and restricted travel.