Should Return-To-Office Planning Take Into Account Employee Personalities?


According to research, employees are quite satisfied with their present work environment, whether they are employed in an office setting or remotely.

According to a study by The Myers-Briggs Company, among people who work in offices or other types of workplaces, 49% are pleased and 26% are extremely satisfied with their work environment. On the other side, 46% of those who work from home or another distant location are content with their workplace, and 33% are extremely content.

This puts into question the necessity of requiring employees to report back to the office.

According to John Hackston, The Myers-Briggs Company’s chief of thought leadership, “it really really hits home this concept that one size does not fit all.”

Instead, he advises taking into account employee preferences.

“It’s more for making an informed decision. People are given the option to decide whether or not they need to return to the office within a set of constraints, according to Hackston. “After all, many businesses and many people have operated extremely efficiently for the past 2.5 years without spending a lot of time in the office.

RBC’s CEO Dave McKay recently encouraged his staff to visit the office more frequently. And the work-from-home model was questioned by Canadian author Malcolm Gladwell.

In contrast, according to a prior Ipsos study, 32% of Canadians said they would search for another job if their company required them to work only from the office.