Employers commit on return to office, Slack outage reveals digital comms channel dominance and more

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Hi there, comms connoisseurs.

Let’s explore some notable stories from Feb. 21-25, 2022—and extract a few useful messaging takeaways along the way:

We here at Ragan have been chronicling the saga of the return to the workplace for nearly two years. Amid shifting cultural stigma around the value of remote and displaced work, many companies gave employees ultimatums to return to the office, only to put plans on ice in the face of another COVID-19 variant.

Could the carousel of canceled commutes be stopping at last?

According to The New York Times, the upcoming two-year anniversary of the pandemic has many executives confident that their return-to-office plans are going to stick this time. American Express begins a phased return on March 1, and Meta (formerly Facebook) starts its hybrid return on March 28. On Feb. 28, Microsoft workers have 30 days to adopt the working preferences of their managers. Ford, Dow Jones and other companies have formalized flexible return-to-office plans.

The New York Times reports:

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