Employees stayed where there was Flexibility

A new survey from McKinsey & Company looks at both quit and return to work trends as reported in this Forbes story by Emmy Lucas.

And while flexibility ranked highest for why employees returned to work, during my interview I cautioned that flexibility is more than just remote/hybrid work.

“Hybrid keeps people stuck, because it’s keeping us way too focused on the number of days on site versus remote. Really this is about how, when and where an organization operates across workspaces, workplaces, time, technology used and the pace at which work is done.

“As we move into the next phase of change, it really is important that [the work itself] is prioritized.”

That means teams determining together WHAT needs to get done and then how, when and where that work is done best.

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