Employees are choosing to work from home.
Do you know why? #HR friends, look at the data. Do you have more minorities staying away from the office? Do you know why? Are more women choosing to work from home, especially from certain offices? Is there a situation in the office that employees no longer want to deal with and working from home helps it? It could be jokes, the face time politics, lonely lunches, or bullying. The reason could be your employee just wishes to work from home. Don’t assume you know the reason. Assumptions are not data. Look at the data. Have conversations. If there is an issue, it won’t go away with #WFH. It will pop up with the next promotion, project assignment, or evaluation.