September 16, 2021
Expect All Large Canadian Employers To Follow Toronto Dominion Bank (TD Bank) Example & Push Back Return To Office To 2022
Toronto-Dominion Bank expects most of its staff will continue to work remotely until 2022, pushing back plans for a broader return to offices as the Delta variant of COVID-19 creates new public health challenges.
A great article by James Bradshaw of The Globe & Mail
Expect all the Canadian banks to follow : Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia, CIBC, Bank of Montreal, National Bank, Laurentian Bank
When the banks lead on something the rest of corporate Canada will follow.
What the team @mobilityView finds suprising is that this a surprise to anyone!
We hinted on December 21st 2020 that this was going to occur in our post “What Does Google Know That We Don’t?” : https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6746807555466653696/
We then outright predicted that there would be no large scale return to offices in 2021 on January 6th “We Aren’t Going Back To The Office in 2021 Due To 4-to-1 Ratio Of Workplace Infection Rates“ : https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6752593508990889984/
The accuracy was predicated on the research we did in our 4 part series that included extensive polling on COVID on September 24th 2020 : https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6714889358769569792/
76% Of Employees surveyed did not want to go back to an office Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm in our January 27th 2020 poll : https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6760218150219976704/
We said August 27th 2020 that we won’t be going back to an office in large numbers until March of 2022 at the earliest and that this prediction was made assuming that the new strains that are worse than Delta did not go global : https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6835567697611358208/Back