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COVID-19 Unveiled a Better Way to Work

How organizations are downsizing their spaces

We are all navigating the sudden uncertainties of the global health crisis, and none more so than the brave women and men who are serving on the front lines of this pandemic: our healthcare professionals, first responders, infrastructure and cloud experts, food processors and other essential workers who are keeping us healthy, safe and productive. Because of their incredible work, the rest of us are able to work, even if it requires some major adjustments.

In late April, I announced to our employees and investors that working from home had been so successful at OpenText that we would not reopen 50 percent of our global offices following the COVID-19 pandemic.

If I had gone to my leadership team before the crisis and said, “We’re sending every employee to work from home tomorrow for 60 days,” I would have been laughed out of the room. But that’s what every company had to do overnight. The learnings from this grand experiment have been—for many companies—surprising, powerful, and even an affirmation of our collective resilience.

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