A survey from PwC revealed that 83% of employers feel that remote working arrangements have been successful for their company.
However, planning a post-pandemic balance between remote and in-office work has proven to be tricky. For instance, a survey from LiveCareer showed that one-third of workers would quit before returning to the office full-time.
So how can companies actually attract their employees back into the workplace?
For starters, it’s important to prioritize safety. The wellbeing of employees has quickly become a priority for many, and they want to feel both mentally and physically supported in the workplace.
Leaders need to be transparent about changes the company is making to the workplace to ensure their safety is valued, as well as explain that workers can express their needs or desires without facing repercussions.
Additionally, if a company is making operational or policy changes, it is up to leaders to clearly communicate those alterations to employees across various platforms.
When explaining those ideas, leaders can get better feedback from employees about what does and doesn’t work for their ideal workplace.
The most important thing to note is that the past year has absolutely changed many people for good. For many, they still want remote working to be part of their schedule to reduce commutes or help their work-life balance.
Adopting parts of remote strategies for the future can not only help employees feel more comfortable in their work environment, but also improve their job satisfaction.