How the return to work is making us feel

At the moment, it feels like we can’t go anywhere without hearing about the Return to Work.

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Our social media feeds, particularly LinkedIn, are full of debates on how we should be working in the future, as some employees return to the office.

Through conversations with our simplycommunity members and within the simply team, we think that what the return to work looks like comes down to personal choice. Some companies will embrace flexibility, whilst others won’t. Some employees would like to be in an office, some would like to work from home.

Rather than sparking a new debate, we thought it’d be useful to share what we found on LinkedIn News surrounding the topic, to provide an overview of what people have been saying this week.

Apple has pushed back on remote working, enforcing a hybrid working policy that requires employees to be in the office three days a week. Staff wrote a letter to leaders asking for this to be reversed, but it seems that the company’s decision makers aren’t budging on the topic. Join the discussion

A Chief Executive of thinktank UK’s Centre for Cities has said that it’s older workers who like to work from home, and that this way of working is ‘selfishly’ disadvantaging young people. Andrew Carter argues that young workers starting their careers will miss out on developing soft skills and often have unsuitable working environments, such as a room in a house share. Get involved

As reported by The Guardian, a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research called ‘Collaborating during Coronavirus: the impact of Covid-19 on the nature of work’ found that last year, the average workday had extended by 48.5 minutes. The study included 3.1million workers in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Should the UK introduce legislation to stop us from over-working? Have your say

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