Envoy, which is a workplace platform that offers products such as these, recently used its data to publish a kind of return to work index. More specifically, they used millions of anonymized employee and visitor sign-ins from their platforms to figure out who was returning to the office. Their dataset covers over 14,000 locations and all 50 states. And what they found was what you see at the top of this post, which is a look at workplace foot traffic in the top 10 US metropolitan areas compared to a May 2020 baseline. On average, traffic is up over 200%. And for some metropolitan areas, like the Philadelphia metro, it is up over 360%. There was a blip around January, but I think the trendline here is pretty clear.
For more on Envoy’s return to work index, click here.