The Death of Full-Time In-Office Work and the Rise of Tomorrow’s Corporate Titans

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
6 min readOct 11, 2023
Rise of Tomorrow’s Corporate Titans
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The traditional 9-to-5, suited-up office worker spending their days in a cubicle farm — that image is quickly fading into history. Full-time in-office work is dying, and the stake is being driven through its heart by the most innovative companies leading the future of business.

Small But Mighty

As we see in Scoop’s illuminating Q3 Flex Index report, smaller companies are leading the charge away from mandated office presence. An astonishing 76% of companies with under 500 employees now offer full work location flexibility or have gone fully remote.

And it’s not just in obvious fields like tech. Even excluding the tech industry, 59% of firms with under 500 staff have embraced flexible or remote work.

These statistics reveal a major shift in how the most agile, disruptive small businesses view office work compared to lumbering corporate giants. The flexible firms of today with just hundreds of staff are positioned to become the Amazons and Googles of tomorrow.

Just look at some examples. Fintech disruptors like Stripe and Chime have grown explosively while allowing remote work from the start. And Warby Parker shook up the eyewear industry with an innovative flexible model.



Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Expert in #hybridwork #remotework #cognitivebiases. CEO at Disaster Avoidance Experts. Write for Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Inc. Magazine, Time, Forbes.