As the pandemic fizzles out many companies are looking to return their workforce to the office, however, several employees from Apple have become quite accustomed to the work-from-home environment and are now pushing back against demands to return.
CEO of Apple Tim Cook stated that employees around the Cupertino headquarters must return to work 3 days a week beginning on September 5. A group of employees that was formulated during the pandemic known as Apple together is pushing back. The organized group circulated a partition to employees arguing that many have demonstrated that they are more productive and happier working from home. Tim Cook disagrees and argues that “in-person collaboration is essential to our culture.”
The question of a continued hybrid work environment has been on the minds of organizations around the country. Many including Elon Musk would argue now that the pandemic is over working from home is absolutely unacceptable, however, other organizations such as Spotify have taken a different approach by implementing a “Work from Anywhere” policy saying it would give employees the freedom to choose their work environment.
This is not the first time Apple employees have fought against returning to the office. In June employees were ordered back to the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Some spoke out against this and since then the mandate has become more lenient only demanding coming to the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Source: Financial Times