Almost all of 50 of the UK's biggest employers questioned by the BBC have said they do not plan to bring staff back to the office full-time. - BBC
The interesting point from the news that 'almost all' of the biggest 50 employers are embracing hybrid and flexible working is an employer or two that either can't because of the nature of the work or won't for some reason or other.
Frontline staff in the public sector, retail, construction and engineering etc are in jobs that don't lend themselves to working from home. But office based staff can all do so if equipped properly.
Some employers such as Goldman Sachs are calling employees back to the office with the boss, David Solomon, describing working from home as an aberration. Maybe employers attitudes to working from home will define a difference in culture. Goldman Sachs doesn't pretend to be anything other than a money making machine. You join for the bucks and have to take everything that comes with it. It's honest and if you don't like it, don't work there.
Other employers are more concerned about well being and the majority have discovered that they can work just as effectively or better after being forced to by the pandemic.
For those joining new companies, re-training or starting a new career then an office environment facilitates and accelerates learning. Many industries also need spontaneous collaboration or thought sharing which works best in a physical environment. Striking the right balance is a task for both employer and employee and we should seek maximum productivity with maximum wellbeing and work/life balance.
One size won't fit all.
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