CEOs prefer WFH for themselves while mandating peons return to the office

{{{ “People see it now as an expectation and not as a perk,” says Matthew Saxon, chief people officer at Zoom, which allows workers to choose between working remote, in-office or on a hybrid basis. Highly coveted job candidates often make their decisions based on that flexibility, he adds.

“We have access to talent we otherwise wouldn’t have had,” Saxon says. }}}

Sounds like the smartest and more productive workers leave when the boss mandates “return to the office”. {{ lol}}



Where do they go? You can create a fund that invests in companies that have flexible WFH policies and presumably outperform other funds. Because those companies are getting the “smartest and most productive” employees.

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Yes. Especially since companies with more WFH, need to lease less office space. We’re especially seeing this in San Francisco where commercial office space leasing is in free fall.



I am seeing it at work. I can not get detailed without representing the company. So I wont.

I am seeing a balancing act to get people to stay. Pay can be a notch less if people are treated well. People call a lot more of their scheduling choices. There are some things outlined that are needed to keep the job. After that many of the employee decisions are honored. The management wont chance anything further.

The kicker managements now see it as unprofessional to get into more directives towards the employees. None of us would ask an employee why? And if the employee gives us the lamest of reasons unasked for we still honor it equally. There are no lame reasons. It is not our business.