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Managers Face New Challenges as Their Teams Return to the Office

Aug. 11, 2020, 11:00 AM

Managers have had to work hard this summer to maintain something approaching normalcy with their teams. As they return to the office—often with employees still scattered—they’ll have to recalibrate again. We asked bosses who’ve gone back what’s stood out to them; here’s what they emailed.

There’s no one answer. Futurety, a Columbus, Ohio, data analytics firm, began surveying employees in May to gauge their comfort levels with various back-to-office options. “Ultimately, we realized there was never going to be consensus,” says Sam Underwood, vice president for business strategy. Some people wanted to be back in the office yesterday; others said ...