“Initially, it was kind of eerie; it was kind of weird,” says Wilbur You, founder and CEO of marketing agency Youtech, a four-time Inc. 5000 honoree that reopened its Scottsdale, Arizona, office last summer and its Naperville, Illinois, headquarters this January. “We’ve never been in a situation like this before.”
Inc. asked CEOs of fast-growing businesses and workplace experts for their thoughts on the best way to execute a safe and equitable return to the office. While each company’s strategy looks different, business owners tend to agree that for now, leaders should listen to employees and stay flexible. Here’s their advice.