As companies ramp up their rhetoric on employee return to the office space … after a pandemic-era period of working remotely from home … there have been many debate points on the transition. As we head into month two of the new year, the financial and human resource press has weighed in …
Forbes.com, ’The Great Mismatch: Employers Firmer on Return-to-Office Policies in 2023’
Over the past two years, hybrid and remote positions have dominated advertised vacancies, reshaping workplace norms and giving employees power when it comes to flexibility and where they work. According to McKinsey, 87% of Americans want to work in a flexible environment that allows for work in an office setting as well as virtually. But some business leaders say all signs point toward companies forcing employees back into the office in 2023.
CoStar.com, ‘As More People Return to the Office, Here’s How the 2023 Workplace May Get a New Look’
A new formula for space is emerging as companies shrink their total square footage, swap private desks for collaboration areas and incorporate perks aimed at enticing employees back to physical spaces. And while a crowd of companies was quick to try to offload as much unused office space as they could over the past couple of years, some are beginning to once again reevaluate how much space they need.
UCToday.com, ‘Home and Away: How Will the Return to the Office Change in 2023?’
Over the past three years, the pandemic has entirely reshaped the way we work, and for quite a while, the home office was the place to be. However, while remote workforces have become more common than ever, 2022 has seen a surge in employees returning to the office – either part-time or full-time.
Money.com, ‘WFH Forever? Returning Workers to the Office Isn’t a 2023 Priority for Most CEOs’
ONE VIEW: “Remote work isn’t going anywhere — at least not yet. Only a small fraction of United States-based CEOs say asking their workers to return to a physical office is a priority in 2023, according to a recent survey of more than 1,100 executives conducted by the Conference Board, a business think tank.”
Fortune.com, ‘Bosses Push Workers Back to Their Desks as the Return-to-Office Battle Shows no Signs of Stopping’
ANOTHER VIEW (Free Registration Required): “Old habits die hard, especially in the workplace. Not even a full week into 2023, some bosses are continuing to push tirelessly for a return to the office.”
Bloomberg.com, Podcast: ’What’s Changing in The Workplace in 2023?’
The labor market is a bit confounding at the moment: Even as each day brings another wave of tech layoffs, many businesses are struggling to hold onto their employees. There are more jobs open in the US than workers willing to fill them.
APA.org, Podcast: ’Back to the office? The Future of Remote and Hybrid Work’
The American Psychological Association Weighs In: “Many Americans are headed back to the office, but fault lines are emerging between some companies’ expectations for in-person work and their employees’ desire to continue working remotely.”
LISTEN HERE (34 MINUTES): https://www.apa.org/news/podcasts/speaking-of-psychology/remote-hybrid-work
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