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Boots Abandons Hybrid Working

Highstreet store, Boots has officially announced the termination of its hybrid work policy, which allowed full-time office employees to work remotely for two days per week. Starting September 1, 2024, all employees will be required to work in the office daily. The Managing Director, stated that this change aims to enhance business efficiency and foster a stronger company culture.

This shift reflects a broader trend towards office-centric work arrangements, with other major employers like Nationwide and Deutsche Bank also reconsidering remote and hybrid work policies. However, a report from Grant Thornton highlights concerns about the potential impact on equality. According to their findings, businesses led by male CEOs are more likely to be office-based compared to those led by female CEOs. Additionally, businesses with primarily office-based workforces have lower representation of women in senior management roles compared to the global average.