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Who Comes Back to the Office First?

As the world emerges from quarantine, businesses leaders have been tasked with determining how best to re-enter the office. Recently, we have seen the trend of a more prolonged and cautious approach to office re-entry. The primary goal is to keep everyone safe as we settle back into a new way of working. An extensive list of research illustrates that proximity to one another and social interaction can boost motivationproductivity and innovation. However, perhaps there’s a healthy balance between working in the office and from the home. Colliers’ preliminary research shows that 45% of Americans would like to work from home one to two days a week.

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Keith Perske

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As Executive Managing Director of Workplace Innovation, Corporate Solutions | Americas, Keith leads Colliers’ expertise in this rapidly evolving field, helping our clients use the workplace as a competitive advantage to advance their business objectives through innovative and insightful workplace solutions.

Additionally, Keith brings more than 30 years of experience to Colliers International, including his previous role as Senior Director, Global Workplace Innovation at Johnson & Johnson. There he was responsible for program design and deployment of a set of new workplace principles for J&J’s global office portfolio of 60 million square feet and more than 900 locations. 


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Chris Zlocki

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I am focused on ensuring Colliers' Occupier Services clients receive best-in-class service delivery reinforced by a mindset of continuous improvement. My responsibilities include: account growth, setting direction on account strategy & innovation initiatives with an emphasis on maximizing service excellence, regular strategic engagement with clients, executive sponsor of our program to develop our account executives and directors and ongoing leadership of Technology and Consulting Services in the Americas. 

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