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Return-to-office orders look like a way for rich, work-obsessed CEOs to grab power back from employees::White-collar workers temporarily enjoyed unprecedented power during the pandemic to decide where and how they worked.

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[-] bernieecclestoned@sh.itjust.works 93 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

Good, they'll be left with second rate wage slaves while other companies who trust their employees will be more productive and competitive as a result.

[-] GregoryTheGreat@programming.dev 46 points 8 months ago

They don’t care. They need to lead/rule over/command people. Second rate or not.

[-] outdated_belated@lemmy.sdf.org 14 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

So many don’t understand just how wildly inefficient bureaucratic hierarchies are; what happens isn’t the most profitable thing, it’s the whim of whoever managed to claw their way highest up.

Basically, the decisions are the manifestation of the artificial stupidity of brute force.

[-] FunderPants@lemmy.ca 11 points 8 months ago

How are the MBAs going to pull all their power poses if we work at home?

[-] QuarterSwede@lemmy.world 5 points 8 months ago

Through Teams, Webex, Zoom, etc like they already do … all the newer nimble companies don’t care where you are.

[-] BertramDitore@lemmy.world 13 points 8 months ago

Trust. You’re right, it completely comes down to trust. If you can’t trust the people you hire to work without someone looming over them or watching everything they do, then you shouldn’t have hired that person.

[-] ipkpjersi@lemmy.ml 3 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

Plus, if you hire someone and have work for them - either the work gets done (and ideally it's high quality work of course) or it doesn't. There are actual meaningful metrics. Asses in seats just isn't one of them.

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