PwC and why presenteeism is "dead forever"

Interview: Big Four chairman Kevin Ellis has been a vocal supporter of getting back to the office. But has he adapted to hybrid working?

by Stephen Jones

During the UK’s tentative emergence from lockdown over the summer, Kevin Ellis became a prominent proponent of workers returning to the office.

It wasn’t the careless drum-pounding of a leader unwilling to change with the times - though there have been a few of those

Instead, PwC’s chairman and senior partner’s argument was that employers had a moral duty to bring people back “because of the wider economic impact” of staying away. And, as he told Management Today during an interview at our Future of Work: Leading in the Hybrid Workplace conference, Ellis was hardly forcing employees back against their will.

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