Make decisions on hybrid working after staff have returned to the office

People are generally terrible at predicting how they will feel in the future. So companies should get staff back into the office before they formalise their hybrid working policies.

by Nic Marks

The race is on for companies to formalise their post-Covid working policies, as 40% of employees at the biggest companies are still waiting to hear about their future way of working.

So far, the UK's largest 50 companies are planning some sort of hybrid model of office work and work from home.

But companies shouldn't rush to make decisions, because asking people if they want to return to the office before they’ve actually tried returning is an inherently flawed approach from a statistical perspective. 

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