At The Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival, Sandeep Mathrani’s comments about workers who do not want to come into the office post-pandemic made waves across the internet.
“Those who are uberly engaged with the company want to go to the office two-thirds of the time, at least,” said Mathrani, CEO of WeWork. “Those who are least engaged are very comfortable working from home.”
Despite research indicating that employees working remotely can be just as engaged as their in-office counterparts, Mathrani added that those who come into the office are happier.
“The bigger issue is do you come to work five days a week or do you come to work three days a week?” said Mathrani.
Although the pandemic has definitely highlighted the downsides of remote working, such as isolation and a fully-equipped office, it still stands that analysis has shown that many professionals have spoken highly of remote working arrangements.