As more COVID-19 safety restrictions are dropped, more employers are calling on workers to return to the office. But after two years of working from home, that option seems less appealing or necessary to many employees. Chris Sullens is the CEO of CentralReach, a software company that has used a hybrid model since before the pandemic. He’s moving his New Jersey office from a traditional cube farm to Bell Works, a repurposed research lab in Holmdel. Amenities will include space for couches and a mental wellness room. Sullens wants to replicate the versatility of how his employees worked in college.

Bill Castellano, executive director of Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, thinks companies with old-school mentalities could see an exodus of employees if they require people to work in person 40 hours a week if it’s not needed. Read More from NJ Spotlight News.