for ME, the office working routine is mainly to keep the associated area vibrant too
as in, the area around my office block, not just my Co, is full of the sort of business's that help to keep you going
there is a glut of café style mini marts and takeaway options, that, during the lockdown, ALL damn nigh went to the wall :o(
as there was no other traffic to keep them going, as we came out of the pandemic, the new world arrived in full force, and NOW we have a fully viable option of NOT going to the office
SO, I can see the need to keep the DAY shift in the office, as they also help to keep a whole raft of other business's going too, but NIGHTS, why do they get called in ?
we have a night shift going, it is still required to come to the office, on a hybrid routine, but, in all honesty, why ?
there are no other people around, everywhere that caters to the day crew is closed, as is all the transport options, so you need your own transport
PRE pandemic, we all attended the office because, well, that's what we did, we had no real knowledge of the alternative
but NOW, we know, and we have tasted the freedoms that WFH give to US, if not the Co, and yes, some will have the white elephant office in a VERY high price zone, but contracts can be re written.
the future landed a couple of years back, the genie is well and truly out and about
so again, for ME, I would WFH fully, and only attend office for the odd time to replace kit, work party, no thanks, I spend way too much time with people I only know through work, I do not wish to associate outside of Co hours, I have family and friends to fill that space
where am I going with this drivel :o)
no idea, just to say WFH works for ME
there needs to be a clearing of the air, a full on paradigm shift on the way we do our jobs
will it happen, for some, certainly, but I fear we will see some Co's stick to the old ways, and they may need to be dragged kicking into the future :o)