With summer over, many employers are trying to get their staff to return to the office to pre-pandemic levels or at least part-time. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic more than two and a half years ago, companies have embraced the working from home or hybrid work model.
But some employers, such as Tesla boss Elon Musk, are demanding that their workers return to the office at least 40 hours per week.Other companies, such as Apple, are trying to persuade their employees to return to their desks three days a week.
The problem is the majority of staff do not want to go back to the office, at least not full-time, creating tense discussions with some bosses.
Instead, many are pointing out the advantages to this new lifestyle: No commuting, reduced need for office space, better work-life balance, and more autonomy.
Some multinationals have sought to make the switch permanent so they too can absorb the benefits of this system.
Such has been the case with Japanese technology giant Fujitsu which employs 80,000 people across Japan. The company is maintaining its “Work Life Shift” policy, offering unprecedented flexibility to its workers.
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