Set Mandatory In-Office Days

It’s back-to-the-office time even in Cupertino. Apple has announce that starting Sept 5, employees are required to be in the office at least three days a week. Tuesday and Thursday are mandatory in-office days.

It is a good idea. The research is piling up that fully remote working has a negative impact on people who used to work in an office. The only organizations that work well fully remote are those that were born that way.

If you are in a leadership position, you should set mandatory in-office days. A minority will complain loudly, but the majority will quietly be thankful that you set clear rules. And despite the claims of the work-from-home zealots, it does improve communication, engagement, and the bottom line.

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