Press Release: Return to Work Virtual Event Discusses How Companies Can Be Successful with Hybrid Workforces

July 6, 2021 | Arlington, VA: Every day, the news discusses another major company’s decision on how to handle their return to the office. While some opt to bring everyone back into the office 100% of the time, others opt for a more hybrid approach that allows some to work remotely at least part of the time. Still other companies have taken a fully remote approach. With any of these decisions comes complex decisions to be made, including unhappy employees, managers challenged with new ways of working, and important decisions to be made about how existing or future space is to be used. “As the world returns to the office after a long hiatus, many companies and their employees are discovering that work doesn’t necessarily have to return to the way it had been before the pandemic,” says Greg Kihlström of The Agile World, and one of the organizers of the event.

On July 13 at 1pm ET, a virtual event titled Return on Creativity: Return to Work will explore the current and future challenges of companies as their workforce returns to the office after the global pandemic caused many companies to switch to remote work. As the number of vaccinated individuals decreases, and employees return to the office, companies are struggling with the best way to enable optimal outcomes for both their workforce and their customers.

“This is a critical time to have discussions about how companies and workplaces can plan ahead for the future of work,” says Susan Soroko, Director of Creative Economy at Arlington Economic Development, and one of the organizers of the event. “Places like Arlington County are working with carefully companies to ensure they are taking into consideration the new hybrid workforces, as well as an increase in remote work, while still ensuring that the amenities provided to businesses in their physical locations remain optimal.

The event features keynotes by Michael Barata, Master Trainer at CultureRx® and Deputy Secretary Cassidy Rasnick of the Office of the Governor of the State of Virginia, and panelists from top organizations, organizational psychologists, and public health officials.  

Sponsors of the event include NextUp Solutions, Exelaration, Lyceum Insurance Services,  Savills North America, Arlington Economic Development, The Agile World, and Prime Focus.

Registration is available through the Return on Creativity website at

About Return on Creativity

The Return on Creativity event series was started in 2017 as a way to draw attention to the relationship between the creative economy, placemaking, and the business community at large. Through in-person, experiential, and virtual events, the Return on Creativity series has showcased thought leaders and experts in a variety of fields as they discuss this relationship.

As a leading innovator in placemaking to promote business growth, Arlington Economic Development has partnered with The Agile World to lead the Return on Creativity community and continue to grow its reach in the Northern Virginia and Greater Washington, D.C. area. 

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About Arlington Economic Development

Arlington Economic Development (AED), part of Arlington County Government, is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of an economically competitive and sustainable community, and the creation of exciting, diverse and amenity-rich places. AED provides visionary leadership and superior services to Arlington’s business and arts community, its tourism industry and its real estate development. 

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About The Agile World

The Agile World brings together thought leadership, events, and consulting services that help organizations. Led by principal Greg Kihlström, an entrepreneur, author, and speaker who has been working on the Return on Creativity event series since its inception, The Agile World provides strategic, operational, and promotional support for this ongoing dialogue on the future of work and the purpose of place.

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