Return to Office or Stay Fully Remote? For Philly Tech Companies, the Decision is About Recruiting, Growth, Cost and Culture

Nearly four years since the pandemic forced remote work on all who were able, the dust has finally begun to settle on how local tech companies — from startups to corporations — are handling in-office work.

For some, lengthy, expensive leases are finally up and CEOs are closing the doors as a money-saving measure. For others, in-person collaboration feels like an essential cost of their company and community culture.

About 80% of CEOs signaled in a recent survey that they would be tracking employee attendance this year, and some Philadelphia corporations have followed a similar pattern.