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How Tech Companies Are Trying to Woo Employees Returning to Work

By Daisuke Wakabayashi, Erin Griffith, Kate Conger

12 Apr 2022 · 6 min read

When Google employees returned to their mostly empty offices this month, they were told to relax. Office time should be “not only productive but also fun.” Explore the place a little. Don’t book back-to-back meetings.

Also, don’t forget to attend the private show by Lizzo, one of the hottest pop stars in the country. If that’s not enough, the company is also planning “pop-up events” that will feature “every Googler’s favorite duo: food and swag.”

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