As someone who has worked remotely since mid-2019, I have appreciated the number of ways my life is less expensive for a while.
That was before the recent bout of inflation, though. How much more am I saving by driving infrequently, not paying for parking or public transit, not needing to buy new business clothes, and eating the food I have in my house for lunch every day?
This was not insignificant in 2019 when I made the change. In 2022 that has to be much more than it was.
So, when you’re contemplating your return to the office strategy, are you calculating the pay cut you’re forcing on all of your employees, and how many of them can’t actually afford that?