Businesses are fighting hard in the never-ending battle to get office workers back to their desks. Faced with having to abandon a new normal they had become accustomed to as remote workers over the past two years, many employees chose to quit rather than return to work.
According to Bloomberg, a survey of 1,000 workers found that 39% of employees would quit their current job if their manager refused to allow them to work remotely.
Millennials and Gen Z workers who felt empowered by their ability to work from home increased that number to 49%.
On May 11, Ian Goodfellow, Apple’s AI chief, resigned due to bureau regulation. He was earning Rs. 60 million per year.
Many people dream of working for companies like Apple. However, Ian Goodfellow, Apple’s director of machine learning, decided to quit over a work-from-desk policy.
On May 12, in the past 60 days, about 750 full-time employees of Byju-owned and managed coding startup WhiteHat Jr quit after the company asked them to relocate and return to their respective offices within one month.
Employees from the sales, coding, and math teams decided to leave because they didn’t want to move into their assigned offices.
Several companies are now realizing that permanent remote working is the future of work, whether pandemic or not, as it has opened their eyes to a more convenient way of working that benefits both the company and to employees.
Not only large multinationals but also many large Indian companies are allowing their staff to work from home on a permanent basis. Many companies, from Tata Steel to Twitter, are now allowing permanent work from home (WFH) for their employees.