How to deal with return-to-work pushback

Apple’s recent remote-work flap serves as a warning to other companies eager to get employees back into the office. The author explains how to navigate this difficult limbo period with empathy, flexibility and clarity.

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Apple reveals return to work dangers

Recently, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, announced to 137,000 Apple employees that they would be expected to return to work onsite beginning in early September – not necessarily full-time but potentially up to three days a week.

Almost immediately, there was pushback from some employees who wrote an open letter, stating: “We feel like the current policy is not sufficient in addressing many of our needs.”

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