Bloomberg Law
June 18, 2021, 3:07 PM

Is the Push to Return to the Office a Macho Thing?

Vivia Chen
Vivia Chen

I’ve been dodging the subject of returning to the office. That’s because I can’t think of a less sexy topic—all that discussion about office logistics: scheduling, ventilation systems, hand sanitizers, and plexiglass. Frankly, it sounds about as exciting as reading the instructions to my new vacuum cleaner.

What I didn’t realize is how much emotion the subject packs. Apparently, returning to the office is a hot button issue—and it’s getting hotter by the day as the Covid vaccine becomes more prevalent and normalcy returns. Somehow, it’s touching a nerve that encompasses culture, gender, the generational gap, autonomy, respect—you name it. ...

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