Pittsburgh Return to Office
Steven Patterson • 2/6/2023
With the pandemic in the rearview mirror, many firms are looking for a return to normalcy. The number one concern is the low levels of in-person office attendance since the end of lockdowns.
This has led to many company initiatives pushing for the Return to Office (RTO). However, employees have been hesitant to return to the office. Some posit this hesitancy is born out of lingering fears for health and safety. Others offer a more grounded explanation: employees have grown accustomed to the conveniences of work at home. To date, these theories are primarily supported by anecdotal evidence and survey data. While these methods offer some insight, they lack the necessary rigor to fully understand the complexities of the RTO movement. We provide a data driven statistical investigation on the behavioral motivations governing the RTO movement.