Employers seek the right balance as they calibrate new policies for remote and in-office work

Most are pursuing a hybrid model moving forward, but workers want a say in how and when their workplace reopens. Read on for insider takes on how leading orgs are handling the next phase of pandemic-era productivity.

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Will the pandemic be the end of the office?

When should employees come back to the office? What steps are needed to keep everyone safe? Is a brick-and-mortar shop even worth the trouble anymore? Will our employees even want an office to come back to?

Facebook, Microsoft, Uber and several other corporate titans recently announced plans to reopen offices (with varying degrees of limitations and expectations) as infection rates slow. These heavy hitters typically set industry standards for how other workplaces will proceed, so it’s worth noting who’s doing what.

New findings from Blind—an anonymous professional network that surfaces raw employee sentiment and unfiltered takes—suggest most workers expect to be back in the office pretty soon. Of course, that doesn’t mean they’re thrilled at the prospect.

Blind’s data was sparked by a Citibank professional, who asked, “What is your company’s plan after Covid with regards to WFH?”

Nearly 2,000 employees responded, and here’s what Blind found:

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