Nearly 50% of Dell’s Full-Time US Employees Oppose Return-to-Office Policy


In February, Dell introduced a new hybrid work policy, urging employees to return to the office. The tech giant required workers to classify themselves as either hybrid or remote. 

Those opting for remote work would forfeit eligibility for promotions and role changes. Hybrid employees, on the other hand, were expected to be present in the office 39 days per quarter, approximately three days a week, with their attendance tracked through a color-coded system.

Despite these measures, the return-to-office (RTO) policy has not been entirely successful. Nearly half of Dell’s full-time US staff have chosen to remain remote, as revealed by internal data obtained by Business Insider. 

This significant portion of the workforce has prioritized the flexibility of working from home over the potential career advancements tied to office presence. Additionally, about one-third of Dell’s international employees have also opted to stay remote.

The persistence of remote work highlights a growing divide between employees and employers regarding the future of work. While remote working has become a new norm for many white-collar workers, management teams at various companies, including Dell, have struggled to enforce traditional office attendance. 

Instead of embracing this shift in workplace culture, some companies have resorted to strict mandates and punitive policies to compel employees back to the office. Dell’s experience underscores the challenges and resistance faced in navigating the evolving landscape of work arrangements.


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