Women, high-performers and millennials flee return-to-office policies

Companies that mandate a return to office (RTO) for their workers fair no better than companies that do not — and, in fact, forcing people to give up remote work hurts employee well-being and retention, new studies found.

A Gartner survey of 2,080 knowledge worker employees released today measured the impact of mandated requirements on employee outcomes among various employee categories. The result: On average, when companies force workers back to the office, their intent to stay with the organization declined by 8%.

Among high-performing employees, their desire to stay dropped by 16%. And among millennials and women, plans to stay in their current role declined by 10% and 11%, respectively.

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Source:: Computerworld