The Work from Home / Return to Office Policy: Mandatory or Voluntary?

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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

The Work from Home / Return to Office Policy: Mandatory or Voluntary?

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on companies and their employees has been massive, but seems to be decreasing now, depending on the country.
Many people were forced and have become accustomed to working from home. Companies must now implement a return policy / WFH policy for their company. As a manager, it's not easy to get agreement, cohesion and collegiality while our company or team is still not together on a regular basis. So let's exchange some thoughts…
  1. Do you believe going back to the office should be mandatory (employer decides) or voluntary (employee decides) or by mutual agreement?
  2. Factors: What role are the industry, the age of an employee, and the type of work to be performed playing in answering the 1st question?

  Aniket Deolikar
Consultant, India

New Normal

The impact of Covid-19 has led organizations as well as people to make changes in the working styles. While for some org...

  Donato ochan Hakim
CEO, South Sudan

Mandatory Return to Office

The work from home initiative which was adopted by organizations around the globe and imposed by the public health exper...

  Jaime Arevalo

Employees Choose But Employers Must Accept

In my opinion, the option each employee chooses should be accepted by their employer. This model will allow people to wo...

  Vincenzo Mosca
Student (MBA), Italy

Let Employee Determine the Balance Work at Home / Return to Office

Obviously, full remote working isn't possible for every kind of job, but the ones who can take advantage of remote worki...

  Ravinder Singh

Proper Structure of Hybrid Model (At Home + Office)

I also think employers need to adopt a hybrid model as sudden shifting back to the office may not be psychologically acc...

  Sandy Szilage
United States

Work from Home / Return to Office - Mandatory or Voluntary

Remote working has proved to be doable and profitable for companies as well as employees. Technology has made it possibl...

Consultant, India

Working from Home and Sectors

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, adopting a remote working policy was not a huge challenge for businesses in sectors like I...


Work from Home

When nature dictates, man follows. The pandemic has proved us all things are possible. People have come up with systems ...

Entrepreneur, United States

Type of Work and Quality of Work Factors in Work from Home versus Employer Control

I think the answer to your question has little to do with Industry or Employee Age. The key factors to focus on are the ...

Business Consultant

Work from Home (WFH) versus Office: Clear Goals and Objectives

Frankly, WFH has all the benefits of cost savings (less rental of office space) for the business owner and a good work-l...

  Keesjan Kleef
Project Manager, Netherlands

A Third View on Working from Home or at the Office

In the discussion of working from hom or from office it is usually two views that are used: EMPLOYER and EMPLOYEE. I wou...


WFH Increases Productivity

@Donato ochan Hakim: I respectfully disagree that a WFH environment will decrease productivity. Just because someone is ...

  Peter Lindvall
Business Consultant, Sweden

What Aspects Should be Considered?

We had some good input above on what aspects to consider; type of work and employers age was mentioned initially. The fi...

  Suzanne Mailhot
Business Consultant, Canada

Take the Time to Consider All the Advantages and Disadvantages of Teleworking

@Keesjan Kleef: Thank you for this very interesting comment on the need to take into account the most suitable place acc...


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