COVID office capacity limits and mask rules were removed overnight in Melbourne, although there is no rush back into the office. Landlords believe only 80% will return to the office and not until at least late February 2022.
Some will never return, at least not at capacity. Hybrid and flexible workplace models are here to stay well into the future.
A Survey by the Sydney Morning Herald shows that 50 of the country’s largest employers will remain focused on remote working despite a lift in lockdown restrictions.
Telstra is keen to continue flexible workplace policies whilst NAB wants their staff back in the office by Christmas.
From a staff perspective, the ‘Great Resignation’ phenomenon is catching on in Australia after taking off in the US. Individuals are ready for either change or less work, more life.