Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. Chief Govt Chris Nassetta labored from dwelling in Arlington, Va., together with his spouse, six daughters and two canine for 2 weeks earlier than returning to the resort chain’s practically empty headquarters for the remainder of the previous yr. Sharmistha Dubey has been main Match Group Inc. from her eating room desk close to Dallas. Herman Miller ’s Andi Owen has her canine Finn to maintain her firm whereas working from her dwelling workplace in Grand Rapids, Mich. Moderna Inc. CEO Stéphane Bancel relishes twice-daily 30-minute walks between his dwelling in Boston and the vaccine maker’s Cambridge workplaces, the place he resumed working in August, so he can crystallize his priorities and replicate on the day. The Wall Road Journal photographed them and 11 different enterprise leaders of their pandemic workplace areas as they mentioned the previous yr and what’s to return.
Greater than a yr after the coronavirus upended the way in which we work, the enterprise leaders stated they’ve discovered that extra communication, flexibility and transparency have been essential in staying linked to their workers.
Heads of firms throughout sectors together with finance, hospitality and expertise spoke from their present workspaces about what they’ve realized from the largely distant yr, what challenges they confronted and what modifications they plan to go away in place throughout the subsequent part of labor.
Brad Karp, chairman of the regulation agency Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, predicted his schedule will stay much less hectic after the pandemic is over: “Personally, I can’t see myself reflexively flying cross-country for an hour-long presentation or assembly.”