Business leaders are increasingly likely to expand their in-office expectations, but workers still aren’t budging.
According to a new Digital.com survey, 68% of business owners expect to grow their required days in the office, but 32% of workers said they are “somewhat” likely to quit their job if they are asked to be in the workplace more than they prefer.
However, 46% of business leaders said they were “very” likely to fire employees who refuse to come back into the office.
The survey highlights some methods of reducing the risk of employee turnover or layoffs. For instance, 52% of companies are “somewhat” open to remaining agile with employees who do not want to be in the office.
But flexibility is key here, with 7% of workers saying that 25% raise still wouldn’t encourage them to be back into the workplace.
“You have to decide on your company culture, and weigh the risks and benefits of bringing people back to the office,” said Dennis Consorte, a small business expert at Digital.com.
“Generally, extroverts will thrive in an in-office environment, whereas introverts will thrive working at home. Flexibility is the best answer because it gives people more choices and ownership of their decisions.”