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The transition to work from home as the world practices social distancing might lead tech companies to make permanent changes in their work culture, according to the Wall Street Journal. Tech companies have long been known to invest heavily in their offices, serving as all-inclusive workspaces that attract top talent. For example, Google is known for having a high-end cafeteria that feeds its employees for free. Additionally, Box invested in perks such as cold brew on tap.

However, these campuses are going unused as offices sit empty and entire workforces are completing their jobs from home. Facebook has implemented a policy that will ban any gatherings of over 50 people until June of 2021. Instead, tech companies are trying to showcase their flexibility in work from home provisions. For example, Twitter has announced that even after social distancing measures are lifted, employees will be able to work from home indefinitely if they choose to.

However, despite some employees highlighting the benefits of a non-existent commute and other time savers from working at home, others are skeptical of replacing the professional relationships developed from in person interactions.

“Companies will have to find ways to build culture remotely, which is really tough to do,” said Gene Munster, a managing partner at Loup Ventures, a venture-capital firm.

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