Steelcase, which sells office furniture across the world, says that contrary to predictions, most workers need to be at an office because work "in its essence is a social endeavour".

Employees come to offices for two main reasons: to connect with other people and to have access to technology they don’t carry in their backpacks. "The office didn’t go away, but it’s evolving into something fundamentally different."..

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