Scores of research have found that employee anxiety over a potential return to the workplace is exploding. Employees are concerned about caregiving responsibilities that may impede their ability to return to an office. They’re worried over yet another life transition during a hectic, stressful and tumultuous year. And of course, they’re concerned about COVID-19 exposure and risk when heading back to the workplace.
And after the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention released new guidance allowing vaccinated people to go maskless—and in theory, unvaccinated people, too, since no proof is required—that anxiety is reaching new heights, especially when it comes to