Cisco, a $48 billion company with more than 70,000 employees, is closing down offices around the world. The company closed 239 buildings between 2012 and 2017.
They’re not downsizing or struggling. They’re responding to what their employees are looking for: a different way to work.
Brendon Schrader is the CEO and Founder of Minneapolis, Minnesota-based marketing consulting shop, Antenna. He works with 100 consultants to tackle deliverables and fill staffing gaps at major companies in the midwestern United States.
Schrader is seeing three main drivers behind the decision to opt out of a traditional career track and seek more flexible work; people want to control their own time, flexibility and balance.