What Bosses Really Think About Returning to the Office
If you’re one of the tens of thousands of employees that are returning to the office, you may have wondered if you’re making the right choice. After all, working at your favorite office can seem like a dream come true — there’s so much to love about your job, and even your coworkers will probably love you back. Right?
A recent study found that about 50 percent of employees plan to return to their old jobs — and for many, that may not be the case.
Instead, some employees are returning to offices they hated — and others are leaving for places they absolutely love.
But before you start jumping on the phone to find a new job or a new boss, a common-sense strategy could help you figure out which returnee to choose.
The study in question, conducted by Workplace Health in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco, found that employers want a returnee who is happy to get back to work.
“If they don’t feel well, or not well enough to get back to work, or they want a new job, or they want something different from that job — then you’ve got to think about whether that’s what they would like,” Workplace Health president and CEO Steve Fiellin said.
That means when you interview for a new position in your industry, you should try to determine if that new job is a realistic step for you to take. You don’t want to leave because you feel unfulfilled or disrespected; instead, you should leave because you’re no longer happy with your current job.
Don’t try to fit your new job into the same position you had before. If you’re returning to a job that’s not a good fit for you or your career goals, the most