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Do Chance Meetings At The Office Boost Innovation? There’s No Evidence Of It.

By Claire Cain Miller, a correspondent for The New York Times, where she writes about gender, families and the future of work for The Upshot, a site for analysis of policy and economics. When Yahoo banned working from home in 2013, the reason was one often cited in corporate America: Being in the office is…

Climate Activism On Corporate Travel Reaches New Heights

The Guardian on Thursday highlighted a pressure campaign to get Microsoft to cap business travel emissions at 2020 levels. Supported by several organizations, including the Aviation Environment Federation, Carbon Market Watch and Stay Grounded, the #justuseteams initiative features video clips of young people pleading with the corporation to limit business travel’s contribution to climate change….

Dropbox’s Remote Work Plan Pressures Travel Department

Cloud tech company Dropbox has never recorded an annual profit, but margins are up since 2019 thanks to remote work, layoffs and savings on travel and events. The company is betting everything on remote work. It didn’t just reorient its products to better serve customers working virtually. Execs also expect “significant” financial improvements by subleasing…

Op Ed: Alisa De Gaspe Beaubien On Applying Technology For The New Segment Of Business Travel Inspired By The Future Of Work

As the co-founder and CEO of Groupize, Alisa de Gaspe Beaubien knows a thing or two about technology facilitating travel and meetings management. She makes the case that integrating such technology throughout the enterprise is becoming more important as the very nature of work and workplaces experiences rapid evolution. The corporate travel market has traditionally…

Op Ed: Scott Gillespie On The Folly Of Blanket Bans On Internal Corporate Travel

Industry thinker Scott Gillespie of tClara is focused on determining which trips are and aren’t worthwhile. He advocates using a scalpel rather than a sledgehammer to cut away unjustified travel, and avoiding the trap of greenlighting trips only when employees go see customers. Nobody knows what travel budgets should be in 2021, but we do…

Sizing Up Predictions: It’s Not Dead, But Business Travel’s Long-Term Place In Commerce Could Diminish

Recent coverage in mainstream publications gave the casual observer the impression that business travel might be dead. Here’s a sub-headline in Fortune this month: “The end of business travel?” The U.K.’s Telegraph in January asked, “Have Covid and Zoom killed business travel?” A BBC News podcast this week followed with, “Could the all-expenses-paid business trip…

Designing The Hybrid Office

Anne-Laure Fayard is an associate professor of innovation, design and organization studies at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. John Weeks is a professor of leadership and organizational behavior at the International Institute for Management Development. Mahwesh Khan is a former corporate governance officer at the International Finance Corporation and currently a research associate…

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