Jul 17, 2022 Agata

Let’s talk about return to the office!

▪️ Let’s talk about a return to the office! ▪️
Returning to the office continues to be a topic of heated debate. Many U.S. and European employers want their employees to return to the office to “boost productivity and collaboration.” Others allow working from home, learning that it works well.

👉 In the U.S., about 1/3 of office workers had returned to working fully in person by the end of the first quarter of 2022 (according to data shared with The Atlantic by Future Forum, a Slack-based research group that surveyed more than 10,000 workers in six countries).

👉 But… on the first day Goldman Sachs expected employees to work from its U.S. offices full-time, only half of the staffers showed up.
Apple has delayed a plan to have workers in the office 3 days a week.

👉 A survey of HR leaders from the Conference Board, a nonprofit business research group, finds that just 4% said they require all employees to return to the workplace full-time. However, 45% said they required some workers to return to the office five days a week.

👉 Flexibility may be the best solution. While 79% of people want flexibility in terms of location, even more, 94%, want flexibility in terms of work schedules, according to the abovementioned Future Forum survey.

In the coming weeks, we will share our insights into the return to the office – 1️⃣ the effects of 100% remote work on our mental health and 2️⃣ advice on how to implement remote/hybrid/office-first policies in your companies.

But now we are curious what this looks like in your companies? Do your teams work remotely, hybrid, or from an office?

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