Does your company have plans to require employees to return to the office in the coming weeks/months? If so, are you granting any exceptions to your IT staff?

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Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
We are already on 4/5 days in the office and going to 5 of 5 in the office soon
IT will not be exempt from the rule
We’ve lost existing people to this rule already as well as interviewees
Sr Analytics Lead in Consumer Goods, 10,001+ employees
We are already 3 days in the office and IT is not exempt from the rule.
VP of IT in Software, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Chief Techical Officer in Software, 11 - 50 employees
No plans. Of course we don’t actually have an office to return to as we didn’t renew the lease when we figured out we were all more productive when we weren’t there.
CPO in Retail, 51 - 200 employees
Yes, we have given hybrid options and decision with the team members. They come based on meetings, white boarding sessions, happy hours, webinars, etc. In fact, we are seeing more participation in offices and team members are eager to be in office more.
Group IT Manager Operations in Construction, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
We are already fully back to office with no special exceptions.

CIO/CISO in Software, 10,001+ employees
No. But we provide access to the offices to the employees who want/need it
Director of IT in Education, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
This is a very good question. From my network, most of my peers currently are not going back to the office (only very occasionally). Folks are pushing back and employers are scared of losing people, and the job is getting done, i means productivity has increased. My old company sold of their buildings an folks are working from home.
VP of IT in Construction, 501 - 1,000 employees
We allow 1 day per week WFH, and there’s no plans to increase that or take away. We attempted to get 2 days for IT employees but were denied, and have lost people to competition with greater flexibility as a result, however as a commercial real estate developer our organization views people in seats as a critical business priority (lead by example)
CIO in Education, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Yes and yes. We're generally on a 3 days in 2 days out schedule, but we also grant exceptions where and when it makes sense.

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