Big Tech was first to send workers home. Now it’s in no rush to bring them back.

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Google and Facebook have told most employees to keep working from home for the rest of 2020 as part of a response by the tech giants to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech’s titans set the agenda for U.S. employers in early March, sending staff to work from home as the coronavirus started to spread near their West Coast headquarters.

While this time has proven that workers can be productive from home, said Andrew Hargadon, professor of technology management at the University of California, Davis, there’s still value in being together in person, he said. Those accidental interactions in elevators and cafeterias or when grabbing coffee can still spark ideas.

Via Washington Post

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