Welcome to the new working world.
Your team is split – some people are coming into the office, some are staying virtual, and even more are taking a hybrid approach.
You have new silos in the organization – not around job functions, but around political beliefs.
Employees are demanding to have a better work-life balance – they don’t want to work 50+ hours and miss their kid’s soccer game or their workout routine. They are burnt out from the pandemic. Many realize that they like some of the benefits of working from home, yet they miss the camaraderie and connections they get by being in person. Expectations have shifted and they expect you to be able to provide them with the best of both worlds or they probably won’t stick around.