Dell Pushes Employees Back to Office

Dell wants employees who work from home to return to the office. The company is even planning to use special software to track if employees are in the office or not.

This new system will use badges to monitor who’s coming to the office. Employees will be given colour-coded ratings based on how often they’re at the office.

A blue flag means they’re always there, green means they’re regularly present, yellow shows some presence, and red means they’re hardly there at all.

It’s the latest in a long line of ‘incentives’ that Dell has tried to get staff back to the office. Earlier this year, they reduced the likeliness for remote staff to get a promotion.

Additionally, Dell has implemented a policy to monior VPN connections to ensure that employees are working in the appropriate location.

Some managers at Dell are concerned that this policy might negatively impact the careers of those who prefer to work from home. The main fear is that these employees will be fired as a result of this policy.

Dell, “believes that face-to-face interaction in the office is crucial for innovation and success in today’s tech world”.

In a report, they stated, “We shared with team members our updated hybrid work policy.We believe in-person connections paired with a flexible approach are critical to drive innovation.”

Team members in hybrid roles should be onsite at a Dell Technologies office at least 39 days per quarter. This is an average of 3 days a week.

Only time will tell how this shift at Dell will impact its employees and the broader work-from-home trend.


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