Back To The WorkPlace: Why Some Companies Want Everyone Back In The Office | The Real Asset

 How employees will function in the post-pandemic. the world is still in question.

Surveys show that many workers are accustomed to the benefits of working from home offers and want flexibility wherever they work to keep the pandemic going.

While some companies have announced that they will continue to work remotely, others plan to take a hybrid approach, allowing employees to work from home for a few days and at office fees for the rest of the time.

But there are some companies that want to go back to the office with all their employees.

“I’m very excited to get everyone back,” said Sean Bisceglia, CEO of Curian. "What we really miss is that creativity, and that spontaneity and ingenuity and talking face-to-face with your partner. Absolute creativity is swallowed up without a kind of people coming together. I've seen the big cultural impact of connecting. To your colleagues. "

Curian, a consumer product research, and insights company has about 350 employees in the US. About half of its testing facilities are at work and the rest at the corporate offices. Its testing facilities were closed last spring for about a month, but have reopened, giving full compensation to the workers after they have returned in stages.

But the company's corporate office workers have been working from home for more than a year. And while productivity has increased, Bisegalia said that's part of the problem.

"Productivity happens through the roof, but it's over the top - it's very productive where people are sending emails at 10:00 at night or 1:00 in the morning." "You start worrying about burnout."

It is now planned that by July 1, the office staff will return to the 50% rotational schedule, and then all the employees will return to the office 100% of the time by October 1. Some employees are already working in the office.

The company said it is focusing on vaccination rates nationally and among its own workers, which they are surveying on a voluntary basis.

"We believe this number will be higher than the national average," Bisceglia said.

And while a recent employee survey showed that 65% of the company’s workers want to return to office fees in certain capacities, they know the transition isn’t easy.

"This has been a very emotional behavior for over a year ... This will probably be the most difficult management of change we have to do. Bringing people back into the offices will be a big effort."

He added that some of the company’s working parents have enjoyed the extra time they get from working from home with their children, and they may not be eager to return to office fees.

"We appreciate it all ... but the change management we have to face - bringing back working parents back to office fees - will be the biggest change."

Bisceglia acknowledged that the company risked losing employees over the decision.

"We're in a very specialized field, we don't want to lose employees with this ... but I think the effort and risk of bringing back culture and creativity and spontaneity are worth it."

Workers who have the facility to stay home from work a few days before the outbreak will be able to continue to do so. But everyone else will need to go back. "For full-time renters in full fees, of course, we expect to arrive in October, in a safe, safe way," he said.

To help with the transition, employees will initially be called back to teams to work two days a week at the offices. For instance, finance and account services may come on Monday and Wednesday in service fees and on Tuesday and Thursday in marketing and data services.

The company will use the hoteling system, meaning workers will not have a permanent desk but will reserve a desk when needed.

Productivity is expected to hit once everyone returns - as workers spend more time coming and socializing when they are remote - but also, he thinks the benefits of being individual outweigh the risk.

In the UK, business connectivity provider Convergence Group plans to take some employees back to a full-time office. Employees who are part of the sales lead generation and service teams are expected to return to the fee, while most of the rest of the group will take a hybrid approach.

“It's part of the business were interacting with each other is really key,” said Frankie Hale, director of strategy and transformation at Convergence Group.

The company has a 24/7 call center and resolving problems at the same pace made it difficult for teams to work remotely when they were in office fees.

"If there is a major service outage or problem they can just go into the room and get on the whiteboard and it takes 10 minutes to solve it instead of trying to get everyone together on teams or zoom in. Is. " Hale said.

Employees at Chicago-based law firm Schoenberg Finkel Biederman Bell Glazer have returned to work in the past few months. Teams move every other week. Some employees come every day, including employees from the accounting department and office management.

“We thrive on being together, we’re a friendly collegial group,” said Adam Glazer, managing partner of the 50-person company. "And we do our best when everyone is here and available and works together as a team."

The firm is targeting June 1 as the return date for everyone returning to the office if local regulations are slow, and it will continue to monitor local and state covid numbers and regulations.

"Everything is subject to monitoring the numbers and if the numbers go wrong, we will reconsider and simplify the plans," Glazer said.

While there have been some benefits to working in a distant world - such as not having to travel from another state to take someone’s testimony - such as collaborating and enduring immediate communication, Glaser said.

"In the practice of law, there is nothing like being able to bounce an idea to a colleague below the hall or get help when someone else wants to run something through you."

Working from home gives the employee flexibility, but it also makes it harder for young workers to gain experience from more working colleagues without personal interactions.

"It's very valuable for young attorneys who are still learning the craft, taking samples, and responding, so staying in that fee is very helpful," Glazer said.

Glazer said employees will be relieved to work from home when something unexpected happens.

“We’ll be more tolerant and flexible about requests to work remotely,” Glazer said. "We are not rejecting the idea that it would be appropriate for some people to work remotely on certain occasions. We are concerned to restore the pre-epidemic spirit of the operation by allowing certain changes."

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