Based on an overwhelmingly positive reaction by the audience, offering childcare at the office could help to solve many of the challenges companies are having with enticing their employees to come back to the office.

During a session hosted last week by Cushman & Wakefield at the annual CREW conference in Atlanta, having such an amenity in-office – or at least nearby – could help to compensate for time lost and persistent stress by employees as companies adjust their return-to-office policies coming out of the pandemic.

Cushman & Wakefield's recent survey showed that avoiding the commute (65%) was the No. 1 barrier for employees being asked to return, followed by work-life balance (62%). Remote workers are saving 54 minutes per day on average from their commuting time, the panel said.

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