The CEO of Workday doesn’t appear to bet happy with being cooped up with his family. His quote was “Perhaps 5 days is too much family time” and indicated that most staff will be back to the office as fast as possible. He said this on a public call, and it really shows a tone-deaf approach to his own employees who may like the work-from-home arrangements. He did backpedal, and say that a few days at home might be OK, and acknowledged mental health benefits of WFH.

To some of us, the work-from-home revolution provides a welcome opportunity to spend time with family members, even though working and studying shoulder-to-shoulder might not be a frictionless process.

For Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri, who also co-founded the software-as-a-service company used by HR, procurement and finance pros, the return to commutes and long, lacquered conference tables at corporate HQ can’t come soon enough.

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