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What Percentage Remote is Best?

I keep seeing companies reference boxes around their remote learning policy - 3 days in the office, 50%, 75%, 100%. Why?

This is simply changing the parameters of work, not providing the employees any benefit. If an employee understands the expectation, she should be able to determine where she can get the task done best. Adults do it all the time. No one tells me I have to be at home 20% of the time to get my household chores done? I know what needs to be done and I do what I need to do to get it done.

Looking at a professional, I currently work with a client where they want me to be on site sometimes. I look at my calendar and see when I have to be there for a meeting or project, and I make sure I am there. If I don't, I have the autonomy to work remotely.

To make it even more insane, I know of companies that require you to be on-site several days a week, and then most meetings take place virtually. Either because people are not in the same building, didn't have time to travel, or just find it more useful.

It's all about the expectation and letting professionals be professional. If they are not meeting the expectation (in performance, not in location), then address that as a professional matter.

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