PODCAST: Kastle Systems CEO Haniel Lynn On Why There Hasn't Been A Surge In Returns To The Office Just Yet
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Through it all, Kastle Systems, which records the swipes of building access cards, has become the main supplier of data on the rate of workplace return across the country. Every week, it puts out its Back to Work Barometer, which measures keycard entries into offices in 10 of the largest cities in the U.S. Its most recent data shows a weekly average occupancy of 39.5% — down slightly from the previous week — with some big differences between cities. Austin is at over 50%, while San Francisco is at roughly 30%.
“It’s probably going to be a little bit steeper from what we have seen before,” he said. “Now people are sitting, hopefully, the other side of omicron, people I think would start to accelerate their back-to-work plans. My guess is it would be steeper, but it still won’t erupt from 40% to 80% inside of a month.”