My company recently announced return to office plans. We have 150 employees. Over 100 complaints flooded our suggestion box about the new policy.
Management dismissed the complaints with a lecture on people being too negative.
Now high levels of discontent are brewing in the company. One senior developer instant quit on Friday over the policy and a recruiting headhunter type sent out a mass email to our staff to their work emails about why this is a good time for them to abandon ship and choose remote and specifically mentioned the emails and called out the manager who made the announcement by name. I saw LinkedIn and Indeed being open for another developer during a screenshare.
Now I get making sure that no one person has all the knowledge, but what do you do when you might lose entire teams of people (including possibly me)?
I am the Software Development Manager but not part of leadership, so I oversee 5 dev teams.