The future of the tech office isn’t clustered in Silicon Valley.
- Instead, tech companies will likely adopt a “hub-and-spoke” model, with satellite offices peppered across the US.
- In a post-coronavirus era, employees may have a “remote-first” work schedule, and commute to a satellite office when they need to from wherever they live.
- Amazon, Apple, and Uber have already started to adopt something similar. Amazon recently announced a $1.4 billion investment in expanding its offices in six US cities outside of Seattle, while Uber and Apple have each made major expansions in Texas.
- This model allows companies to keep the “prestige” of a Bay Area headquarters, but expand their talent pools outside Silicon Valley and save money on labor costs, says one expert.
- This could be good for employees, too: It allows workers to live outside of major cities while still being able to access the perks of an office, like technology or socialization.
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