This study aims to examine how differing attitudes to flexible working pose new challenges to employers seeking to have workers return to the office.
This viewpoint reviews a range of opinion research studies to tease out points of tension and points of opportunity in how employers are handling flexing working postpandemic.
Analysis of the available research suggests that there are considerable disparities in the views of employers and employees, particularly white-collar workers on hybrid and flexible working. Based on these insights, this viewpoint suggests several ways in which employers will need to collaborate with workers to sustain robust corporate cultures and retain their best workers.
To the best of the author’s knowledge, there has been no comprehensive set of recommendations for how companies can handle the challenges they face in seeking to return their workers to centralized offices.
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