Ep. 276 Is It The Right Time to Return to The Office?

According to Harvard Business Review, more than 40% of employees would quit or start looking for new jobs if ordered to be back full time.

The article mentioned that employees want to work from home 2.5 days a week on average, according to a monthly survey of 5,000 Americans. Desires to work from home and cut commuting have strengthened as the pandemic has lingered, and many of us have become increasingly comfortable with remote human interactions.

What about extroverts and introverts employees? Some extroverts feel more productive working at the office than introverts; whether the employees are vaccinated or not is another issue that companies face.

While some companies have announced that they will continue to operate remotely, others plan to take a hybrid approach, allowing employees to work from home on some days and at the office the rest.

The Wall Street Journal, in a recent article The Boss Wants You Back in the Office. Like Now mentioned that many CEOs have a message to their staff: back to the office; it is enough!

My guest is Nancy Halpern; she is a leadership consultant who facilitates high-impact off-sites and coaches executives aspiring to the C suite.

We discuss if employees need or should go back to work in the offices, why bosses want workers back to work, If we are more productive working in the office than from home, and if hybrid arrangements are the alternative solutions.

We know that there are still questions about how the workforce will operate in the post-pandemic world. Some workers like the benefits of working from home rather than the office. Also, they want more flexibility. Although companies want things to go back to the way they were before, with all their employees in the office.

Contact Nancy Halpern on LinkedIn.