"We are formally requesting a transparent, clear plan of action to accommodate disabilities via onsite, offsite, remote, hybrid, or otherwise location-flexible work." That was Apple employees' response to the company's announcement of a 3-day hybrid work model.
It is no surprise to anybody but Tim Cook that people don't like being forced to follow a model that doesn't consider the benefits of remote-first working.
Surveys have found between 40-50% of current employees would quit their jobs if they were forced to go back to the office full-time.
Instead of creating sweeping back to the office policies, companies should first take into account what processes are running smoothly remotely, and what the majority of their employees prefer.
Then they could avoid conflict and losing key team members. They will know to choose a hybrid working model that best fits their organization's current and future needs, or decide to continue working remotely forever.
Check out our article on how to conduct this analysis, the different models available, and why being remote-first makes more sense for distributed organizations.