Hybrid-working headaches: Letting employees pick their in-office days could foster ‘culture of cliques’
It’s a no brainer that companies are more productive and retain staff longer if everyone, for the most part, gets along. But should that mean employees get to choose their office days based on whether their friends are also in?
It’s a dilemma for bosses as they implement hybrid working and reduce desk space.
There are fears that if people pick the same office days as their friends, diversity of thought and ideas will be diluted and this will ultimately water down an organization’s culture.
Victoria Day is managing director at Ogilvy UK and is watching the situation closely.
“I am an introvert and being away from the hustle and noise of the busy open plan office has been very fruitful,” she said. “That said, the lockdown restrictions have reinforced to me how much I gain from being around my colleagues. The days I do come into the office are stimulating and productive and it is nice to actually see people and chat.”
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