Schmidt stated that we will have more demand for office space, not less, because people think they will want social distance and this will increase the area on a square meter basis.
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt thinks office spaces will see more demand after the corona virus pandemic is reduced. This prediction of Schmidt contradicts a widespread belief that demand for offices may be less as employees learn to work effectively from home.
Eric Schmidt, 65, who participated in CBS News’s Face the Nation program, said he thought the desire to be socially distant in the offices would give the office a premium. Schmidt stated that we will have more demand for office space, not less, because people think they will want social distance and this will increase the area on a square meter basis. Stating that the offices should be as central as possible, Schmidt said that people do not want to be in public transportation for a long time; He said that companies need their employees and therefore employers should take the measures in the light of this information.
Eric Schmidt, who served as CEO of Google between 2001 and 2011, said that the density of global mega cities will change as employees at the same location work in different locations. Saying that some employees are very bored at their homes and they are eager to return to work, Schmidt said that others also have reservations about going to work. Therefore, he underlined that the decisions to be taken should be flexible.
Schmidt, who has been advising Google since 2011, reportedly resigned in February. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Schmidt remains one of the richest people in the world, with a net asset of $ 15.5 billion.