Apple Employees Resist a Return to the Office

+ more

After a year of working from home during the pandemic, 61% of employees prefer being fully remote rather than working in an office setting, as reported by a Growmotely survey. While employers are pushing to get people back into offices, employees have different ideas about their optimal work arrangement.

Employees at Apple, for example, expressed in an internal letter that they prefer a flexible approach which would allow them to work remotely if they choose. Apple CEO Tim Cook says video calls from home “simply cannot replicate” some aspects of office life. He is asking most employees to come in on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays leaving them to choose if they want to work remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays.

“Over the last year, we often felt not just unheard, but at times actively ignored,” Apple employees wrote in the letter. “Messages like, ‘we know many of you are eager to reconnect in person with your colleagues back in the office,’ with no messaging acknowledging that there are directly contradictory feelings amongst us feels dismissive and invalidating,” the letter continued.

In light of these concerns, several large companies like Facebook and Twitter have decided to allow employees to work from home permanently. Other companies like Apple are trying hybrid solutions that give employees some flexibility while also benefiting from office culture.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook – facebook.com/marketscale
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/company/marketscale

Latest

Distributed Baggage Handling Systems Are the Future of Efficiency and Accuracy
June 14, 2021
When it comes to baggage handling systems (BHS) for airports, efficiency and accuracy are everything. The whole system needs to run on time, and any fault in operations can lead to downtime. Traditionally, airports Read more
The Challenges – and Benefits – of Environmental Compliance In Retail and Logistics
June 14, 2021
When it comes to environmental compliance, regulations continue to get more strict as companies and industries work to reduce their environmental impact. For retail and logistics applications, the intricacies Read more
Enhancing Your Visuals with Full-Chrominance Broadcast Video Cameras with Gina Thompson
June 14, 2021
The latest advances in broadcasting technology allow teams to create fully-virtual sets for their anchors. However, the biggest issue with virtual sets lay in their artificiality. But with the Read more