At least here in the US, looks like lots of companies are figuring out what the return-to-office looks like, with many companies working on getting at least some portion back into the office in the summer or the fall. What are things people are looking forward to or dreading? Any interesting bits about what your company is doing?
My employer is using a hybrid approach, aiming for 50% time in the office as well as 50% occupancy by desk. They’re going to try the “neighborhood” approach mentions in this Wall Street Journal article, where they’ll try to co-schedule/co-locate teams.
Seems like most employees are leaning towards hybrid schedules, though the company is not opposed to employees who want to be in the office full time.
I’ve been volunteering to go into the office for a few months now, and am looking forward to having more than the handful of folks in the space, as well as the increased communication bandwidth (facial expressions, body language, and actual whiteboards), along with the informal water-cooler/lunch table type conversations, but do have some fear around the hybrid approach and creating gaps among those who are able to go into the office and those who are not.