In line with the plans announced by Pan Macmillan in the UK, Macmillan’s US trade and shared services division announced its own “hybrid and remote-friendly work model” on a pilot basis. Employees whose work can be done remotely can “choose the number of days per week they work in the office, or choose to work fully remotely.” The program will run through June 30, 2022, and those who work in-person three or more days a week will receive assigned seating. The Macmillan office at 120 Broadway will reopen on October 18 for those working in-person.
Macmillan ceo Don Weisberg said in the release, “Given that much of our business is driven by relationships and social interactions that drive creativity and collaboration, there is unquestionable value to the office being the nucleus of our business. With that said, getting the reopening wrong will have the opposite effect. We believe that allowing employees more flexibility to choose how they return and engage with the office in the future will likely make the office more dynamic, more frequently-used, and a stronger hub for our business.”