As employees return to the office, reports are emerging that their work habits have changed since the start of the pandemic. Gone are the days when they went above and beyond for their bosses, working late into the evening and volunteering for extra work. Now, they arrive on the dot of nine, leaving as soon as the clock strikes five. And they do exactly what’s required of them, but no more, in the hours in between.
Rivkin thinks a candid conversation with management could be more beneficial. “If you want to remain working in your organisation, talking about the situation could initiate change. If that doesn’t work, actually quitting may be the better option, particularly in the current job market."