The Incentives to Get Workers Back to the Office Aren’t Working. Here’s What Would.

A fascinating discussion of what workers are saying about their reasons for not returning to the office. This looks like it will be an on going struggle as workplace needs evolve and individuals juggle with their life priorities. Most of all, it seems like employers have not yet made their case for returning, and are not enforcing mandates to get beck into the office.

Employers with legitimate reasons to want people back haven’t figured out how to communicate those reasons in a convincing way. Some teams are more productive in-person, and some remote workers underestimate the impact that staying remote has had on their team’s workflow, or how others might be picking up some of their responsibilities that are more easily done on-site. But when that’s the case, employers need to spell that out.