Top 5 Reasons Employers Want You Back in the Office

Jhe debate over employee work preferences continues to explode. Many employers actively ignoree employee preferences, especially when employees favor fullthere remote work. In recent weeks, even more companies requested that employees return to the offices, immediately or otherwise. Employee preferences aside, why do companies want everybody back to the office?

1. Companies are losing control of their crops

Recently, EY Global Chairman and CEO Carmine Di Sibio said: OWe encourage our people to return to the offices. We think it’s important for our culture.Of everyone I’ve spoken to at EY over the past few years weeksculture is to dryand the company’s management struggles desperately to hold it together.

Certainly, the bonding experience created when six people crammede around a gaming table in a closetstaring at their laptops as midnight to clean the crew is vacuuming long desk corridors right outside the door, is difficult to reproduce. It’s certainly not the same as every individual sitting in front of their laptop on their makeshift desk in the corner of their bedroom at 1am. occasionally ping other team members with questions, updates, or homework.

VSculture is about create a feeling of truly being part of a team and being in it together at all costs and the level of unconditional commitment that accompanies all that. JReplaced morning breakfast, lunch and dinner with morning sex, dog walking and family dinner or evenings out with friends. Lots of cCompanies see these “replacement activities” as very destructive to corporate culture.e.

2. Telecommuting allows employees to ask “why” more often

Owork from home changed the pace enough to gIfive people have time to pause and reflect on their current choices and their future. Owhy were they or they stay on line at 8:30 p.m. “just in case the manager needs something” while their spouse puts their kids to bed without them down the hall? Why did they feel a expectation work during the time they useD at spend listen to audiobooks while come and go from the office? Why were they giving so much to a job that wasn’t fulfilling or like significant as they expected?

Many business leaders expressed their roastoptions which employees are distracted and inefficient when working from home, despite numerous research studies indicating otherwise. The reality is these business leaders want people to come back youoh the biggest distraction of all (that’s to say, the distraction of life)—the office (not the walking alone). WFH allowed employees to reflect their true aspirations more … than more the frames are comfortable with.

3. Lack of desperately needed on-the-job training for new hires

Oin the last two weeks, I literally had 15+ direct messages on Twitter (I average about of them DMs a week, so it was huge) on lack of on-the-job training of newly hired staff at accounting firms, as well as countless mentions in replies to my WFH tweets. Experience Dollars was once one of the greatest attractions of public accounting.

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