Employees speaking out against Apple’s limit on fully remote jobs is a sign the pandemic may permanently weaken employer control over workers

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  • Date: 01-Jul-2021
  • Source: Business Insider
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: Middle East
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Employees speaking out against Apple’s limit on fully remote jobs is a sign the pandemic may permanently weaken employer control over workers

Employee pushback over Apple's return to work may be indicative of a "widening chasm" that could emerge between employers and staff if companies don't handle the return to the office correctly. After decades of employers having the say over where, when and how work gets done, we've reached the other side of the spectrum over the last year, said Alexia Cambon, research director at Gartner. "Employees have had more control over those dimensions of work and have realized how much those dimensions of work impact their lives," she told Insider, commenting generally on the challenge employers will face. "Suddenly having to yield control over those feels incredibly personal." In June, at feeling "unheard" and "ignored", in an internal letter to CEO Tim Cook following his announcement of plans to return to the office three days a week "” on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays "” from September. Instead these staffers want those who are able to work remotely to be able to do so, and claim that Apple's policy has led to some colleagues quitting. The company appears to have doubled down on its position, despite these concerns. According to , Deirdre O'Brien, Apple UK's senior vice president of retail and

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