Mask Requirements Dropping: Business Returning to Normal — Or is It?



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has relaxed masking requirements for most of the U.S. That is great news for businesses who’ve been dealing with masking issues, social distancing and other things brought on by COVID.

Since the outset of the pandemic, a lot of offices have remain closed and people have been working from home. Many offices have not resumed what used to be called “normal” operations.

The CDC decision is likely to get employers to push office worker employees back together.

Not-so-fast says Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA). The management consultant business did some polling and found just 3% of the 10,000 white collar workers they talked with are willing to return to the office five-days a week.

AWA’s Andrew Mawson said white collar workers like working from home and want the option to keep doing so.

86% want to work from home at least two days a week

All age groups felt that way and not just younger workers

Workers prefer working Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the office

Employers have to realize that the genie is out of the bottle,” Mawson said. Workers have seen that flexibility can work and bosses who are not sensitive to their employeesneeds will suffer accordingly.”

Mawson said most of the workers they interviewed said if those demands aren’t met, they’ll quit and find work elsewhere.

Source link: Insurance Journal —

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