CMI respond to the Prime Minister's announcement
Businesses need to decide for themselves what’s best for them and most are putting their team's well being at the top of their priority list.
Ann Francke, CEO CMI, said:
“Of course the PM is keen to kickstart the economy.
"But businesses need to decide for themselves what’s best for them and most are putting their team's well being at the top of their priority list.
"Smart employers are consulting staff and enabling a degree of flexibility and choice about who goes back to the office.
"The vast majority have found working from home more productive, enjoyable and satisfying and our research shows 75% of managers currently working from home want to continue doing so in some form post-pandemic, combining this with days in the office to foster camaraderie and collaboration.
"Government advice should be clear, encouraging and consistent. But ultimately this will be decided by employers on a case by case basis and many will listen to their employees rather than Government”.