When executives think about bringing their employees back, what features of remote work should they keep or give up?

Since the beginning of the month, more and more of its employees resign the return to your offices. The fear of many managers is now the behavior of employees in the office.

It seems like a potential nightmare vision for executives: an office full of employees wearing pajamas. While that's unlikely, after two years of employees not seeing the inside of the office, there's a fear that people's habits and business protocols are no longer as clear. The question managers should now ask themselves is this: Which traits should employees keep and which should they leave at home.

It's likely that some employees picked up some exceptional habits while working remotely, such as adapting to the latest technology and collaborating interactively with colleagues in different locations. These good habits helped a number of companies achieve record sales. Experts say managers need to find ways to help employees maintain these important habits in the workplace, whether they work full-time in the office or remotely from home.

Some managers now also worry that employees are getting "sloppy" at work, dressing up too much, sitting on your phone during meetings and forgetting a number of other values at work. There are several ways to get employees to change their bad habits and keep the good ones. For one, there are two-year Generation Z employees who graduated during the pandemic and have never worked in an office environment.

At the same time, experts say companies should be aware that some of the expectations for office culture may not have been particularly productive. One of the equalizers of the pandemic was that employees from underrepresented groups felt they were more equal during remote work. Only the work mattered.

Managers can influence employee behavior by changing the physical environment of the office.  Maindl sees companies ripping out desks and simply creating a different kind of open space. Ultimately, these changes help us drive teamwork live and in person.

Regardless of how companies handle this situation, experts say they should strive for consistency. A formal dress code in one office while allowing employees to wear more casual attire in another could lead to confusion and resentment among all employees.


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