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Return to office or else, Google says, as other firms try softer touch

By Taylor Telford and Gerrit De Vynck

08 Jun 2023 · 5 min read

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  1. Executives of corporate America are using threats and incentives to get workers back into the office

The executives of corporate America are stepping up efforts to get workers back into the office, using a combination of threats and incentives to get employees to give up the work-from-home lifestyle they adopted in the first years of the covid-19 pandemic.

For over a year, Google has asked workers to come in three days a week, luring them with free food and other perks. But now, the company is getting serious. On Wednesday, the company told workers that they must comply with the three-day requirement or their nonattendance could show up on their performance reviews, according to a memo sent to employees by Google Chief People Officer Fiona Cicconi obtained by The Washington Post.

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