Who Cares What People Think!

Who Cares What People Think!

There’s a been a lot of talk over the last year that once the pandemic is over, many companies will use a “hybrid” model, instead of having everyone return to the office, in which employees can work at home, both work at home and come into the office a few days a week or month, or come in full-time. But CEO Rich Burton of the real estate company Zillow warned during their fourth-quarter earnings call last week that the hybrid system could hurt those who choose to work at home and favor those who decide to go into the office some of the time or full-time. The idea is that those who go into the office could be viewed as more dedicated, engaged and productive. He said, “We must ensure a level playing field for all team members, regardless of their physical location. There cannot be a two-class system — those in the room being first-class and those on the phone being second-class.” (Business Insider)
This is a bunch of BS in my opinion and goes to the lowest common denominator of the human condition and that’s perception. Those showing up at work “could be viewed” as better employees? Just for showing up? I could give two hoots about what people think. It’s all about performance. Period. Let people think what they want to but if someone from home is kicking butt from the den, that guy/gal who believes they’re brown-nosing by showing up to “work” will soon find themselves at home for a different reason.

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