The Real Reasons Employers Want Everyone Back In The Office
This was originally published for Forbes on November 20, 2021.
Often, we neglect to ask the simplest of questions at work, a question which children are especially adept at asking: Why?
As increased attendance in the office becomes expected, the narrative put out to employees as to why this is necessary talks about team building, connection and collaboration. Yes, those are important considerations. But another factor is much more likely to be driving this attendance edict, even if managers and employers are unaware of its influence. That factor is control.