The pandemic taught us that when push comes to shove, most of us can work successfully from home. But as restrictions lift, workers aren’t keen to go back to the office. They’ve enjoyed not having to commute, having more free time, being more productive, and working according to their own schedule. In fact, roughly 3/4 of workers want to keep working remotely at least part-time, and 1/3 say that they’d rather quit than be required to come back to the office full-time.
Organizations have adapted to the new work-world and roughly half are prepared to offer a hybrid model to workers, requiring them to come into the office some of the time while working from home for the rest. Still, almost 1/3 leaders plan to have workers come back to the office full-time. They recognize the benefits of being on-site, such as easier collaboration, better career development, more focused environment, stronger company culture, better work-life separation, and the creation of stronger bonds with colleagues.
Regardless of how often workers are expected to be on-site, leaders are still faced with a delicate task: How do you ask workers to come back without losing them to other companies that offer remote work?
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